Doura in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Doura only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


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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People Name General Doura
People Name in Country Doura
Population in Papua New Guinea 2,400
World Population 2,400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Doura
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 11617
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central Province, around Galley Reach.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Toura: Doura (2,400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Toura: Doura 2,400
For Primary Language: Toura

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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