Yekora in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Yekora only in Papua New Guinea

Population

1,460

Christian

96%

Evangelical

25%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Yekora live in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea, south along the coast from Morobe Station and inland along the Mo River. They have responded well to the church in their area and it has become a very important aspect of their lives. The Yekora language is strong in the area, although it is less prestigious than the two larger neighboring languages, Zia and Suena, which most Yekora people have learned for trade purposes. Yekora is used in church services, but they use the English or Tok Pisin Bible as they lack vernacular Scriptures. Zia and Suena, which are related to Yekora, have completed vernacular New Testaments, and it was proposed that a Yekora translation be made based on one of those.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Morobe Province, Morobe government station area. 2 villages
People Group Map Yekora in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Yekora
People Name in Country Yekora
ROP3 Code 111022
Joshua Project People ID 16016
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,460
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yekora 1,460
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Yekora
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
96%    ( Evangelical  25% )
Ethnic Religions
4.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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