Yekora in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Yekora only in Papua New Guinea

Population

1,520

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Yekora
People Name in Country Yekora
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,520
World Population 1,500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Yekora
Ethnic Code AON09b
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Morobe Province, Morobe government station area. 2 villages
People Group Map Yekora in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yekora (1,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yekora 1,500
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 25.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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