Urat in Papua New Guinea


Joshua Project has identified the Urat only in Papua New Guinea

Population

8,390

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The march of technological advancements across Papua New Guinea has left in its wake unexpected influences that are eroding culture, challenging belief systems and leaving broken families in their wake among the Urat people.

Many Urat cannot handle the increase of information and temptations introduced by new roads, internet access and modern media. The youth are being influenced and are less satisfied. They are leaving their villages to find education and jobs while often ending up with neither.

The Urat people are one of a large number of tiny population language groups in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. To complicate matters, traditional practices of paybacks and compensations control their actions. Though folks believe they are Christians, when trouble comes they default back into the pattern of ancestor worship and incantations.

For the Urat, there is only one thing to save people from perpetuating this same cycle for generations – God’s Word. Jesus explained, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31b-32, NLT).

Families grow their own yams, taro and other garden vegetables They supplement their income from the sale of cocoa harvests.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Urat
People Name in Country Urat
Population in Papua New Guinea 8,400
World Population 8,400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Urat
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 15726
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East Sepik Province, Dreikikir District, southwest of Wom, south of Kombio. 20 villages, several hamlets.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urat
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urat
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1993)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 28.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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