Dorro in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Dorro only in Papua New Guinea

Population

510

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Namo speakers of Mari village live on the southern coast of Papua New Guinea in Western Province, close to the West Papua (Indonesia) border. The Namo people cultivate gardens, fish and hunt. Their diet consists of yam, taro, sweet potato, sago, greens, fruits such as coconuts, bananas, pineapples, and papayas. They hunt deer and wallaby and catch crab and fish in the rivers and the ocean.

The Namo people build their houses on poles, raised about 6 to 10 feet above the ground. The roofs and walls are made of bark. Local leadership is by clan leaders and village elders.

There are two churches in Mari, Christian Life Center and the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea. There are no Scriptures in Namo language. Most of the people would call themselves Christians, but there is a fair amount of syncretism.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Dorro
People Name in Country Dorro
Population in Papua New Guinea 510
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Dorro
Ethnic Code AON09b
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Western Province, Morehead District, south coast and inland, Mari and Tais villages
People Group Map Dorro in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Namo (500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Namo 500
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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