Hiri Motu in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Hiri Motu only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


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People Name General Hiri Motu
People Name in Country Hiri Motu
Population in Papua New Guinea 8,800
World Population 8,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Hiri Motu
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 12108
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central Province, Port Moresby area; some in Oro, Central, Gulf, Milne Bay, Western provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Motu, Hiri: Hiri Motu
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Motu, Hiri: Hiri Motu

For Main Lanugage: Motu, Hiri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1964)
New Testament Yes   (1982-2010)
Complete Bible Yes   (1994)
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Motu, Hiri
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Scripture text - download
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 31.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
40.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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