Meramera, Ubili in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Meramera only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Over two thousand Meramera people live along the northern coast of beautiful New Britain Island. They live in a rapidly changing society, where the clash between traditional and modern ways is evident in their homes, clothing choices, job opportunities and intergenerational relationships.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Meramera people attend church, but some lack a deep understanding of Scripture and turn to their traditional religion in tough times. Although the New Testament has been translated into Meramera, it has not been published and is not widely available. Without the Bible available in their language, it is difficult for the Meramera people to understand and connect with the meaning of Scripture. Missionaries are needed to finish the work of translation among the Meramera people and make God's word available to them.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring revival in the hearts of the Meramera people and for God to encourage and equip local church leaders. Also pray that God will raise up workers to assist the Meramera in completing the Scriptures in their language.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Meramera
People Name in Country Meramera, Ubili
Population in Papua New Guinea 3,800
World Population 3,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ubili
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Meramera
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 13683
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West New Britain Province, Bialla District, northwest coast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Meramera (3,800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Meramera 3,800
For Primary Language: Meramera

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
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 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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