Doura in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Doura only in Papua New Guinea
Population
2,400
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
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
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
Primary Language: Toura (2,400 speakers)
Language Code: don   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Toura (2,400 speakers)
Language Code: don   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Toura

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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
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
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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