Doura in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Doura only in Papua New Guinea

Population

2,250

Christian

85%

Evangelical

16%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Toura people live along the Hiritano Highway, NW of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. In some Toura villages, the houses are close together, but others, such as Veikabu, have houses sparsely scattered in along the highway.

The Touras' proximity to Port Moresby has provided them with access to some modern innovations. Technical modernization and westernization has been accompanied by weakening of the traditional chieftain system and loss of some traditional practices, such as rites of passage. However, some Toura customs are still in place. For example, after the arrival of the Catholic missionaries in the 1950s, the Toura people embraced Catholicism. While all Toura people are Christian in name, for many, Christianity does not play a role in their daily life. There are only a few lay workers in the church who maintain some church activities in between the priest's monthly visits. Despite the presence of Christianity, Toura people commonly retain belief in some aspects of their traditional religion.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Central Province, around Galley Reach
People Group Map Doura in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Doura
People Name in Country Doura
ROP3 Code 102725
Joshua Project People ID 11617
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 2,250
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Toura: Doura 2,245
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Doura
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
85%    ( Evangelical  16% )
Ethnic Religions
15.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
30.00%
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