Hiri Motu in Papua New Guinea

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





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People Name General Hiri Motu
People Name in Country Hiri Motu
Population in Papua New Guinea 9,000
World Population 9,000
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 Primary Language: Motu, Hiri

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