Yakamul in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Yakamul only in Papua New Guinea

Population

4,620

Christian

95.0%

Evangelical

20.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

Kap speakers live in the Sandaun Province of Papua New Guinea. Two villages are located on the coast and speakers also live on three small islands about 7 kilometers from the mainland.

Sago is a major food in the area. People mix sago with boiling water to make a jelly like substance which they eat. People in the mainland villages harvest sago both for their own consumption and to sell at market. They also have gardens where they grow fruit and vegetables, most of which they eat themselves. People on the islands are short of land and only have small gardens. They are fishermen, catching fish on the reefs next to their islands. To get other food they either sell or trade the fish they catch. For half of the year, when the seas are rough, it is difficult and dangerous for them to travel to the mainland to sell or trade their fish. The island people regularly face hunger because of this. Many church leaders on the islands requested prayer about this shortage of food.


What are Their Beliefs?

The area was first evangelized by the Catholic church in the 1890s. Other denominations began churches in the area from the 1960s onwards. There are now many different denominations with churches in the area. However, many people are Christian in name only. Several church leaders felt there was a need for people to repent and change their lives.

The Kap language is becoming less widely spoken as people are shifting to speaking Tok Pisin, a trade language. Most children do not speak Kap.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Yakamul
People Name in Country Yakamul
Population in Papua New Guinea 4,620
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Yakamul
Ethnic Code AON09b
Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Sandaun Province, between Paup and Yakamul coast; Ali, Seleo, and Angel islands
People Group Map Yakamul in Papua New Guinea

Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kap: Ali Island (4,600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kap: Ali Island 4,600
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
95%    ( Evangelical  20% )
Ethnic Religions
5.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
20.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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