Neko in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Neko only in Papua New Guinea

Population

730

Christian

90%

Evangelical

19%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Where are they Located?

The Neko people live in three inland villages and a coastal village located on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea, in the eastern part of Madang Province. The Neko people live in a tropical rainforest. One village is on the coast and the others are in a mountainous area farther inland.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their diet consists primarily of sweet potatoes, taro, greens and fish. Houses are made with black palm floors and woven bamboo walls. Roofs are thatched with dried sago palm leaves. Houses are set on posts 2-3 meters above the ground. Most Neko people wear western-style clothing, but many women wear a long piece of cloth tied around their waist for a skirt.


What are Their Beliefs?

The first church in the Neko area was a Christian Revival Church (CRC) founded in 1982 by a man from Karkar Island, a volcanic island off the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea. About a year later, another Papua New Guinean started a Lutheran church in the Neko area.


What are Their Needs?

The Neko people do not have the Bible in their mother tongue. During church services the Bible is read in Tok Pisin, the language of wider communication.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Madang Province, coast near Biliau
People Group Map Neko in Papua New Guinea

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People Name General Neko
People Name in Country Neko
ROP3 Code 107191
Joshua Project People ID 13307
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 730
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Neko 725
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Neko
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  19% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
40.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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