Mayo, Mayo-Yessan in Papua New Guinea

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People Name General Mayo, Mayo-Yessan
People Name in Country Mayo, Mayo-Yessan
Population in Papua New Guinea 2,900
World Population 2,900
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Karkar, Karkarrap, Mayo, Mayo-Yessan, Yuri
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Mayo, Mayo-Yessan
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 19085
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East Sepik Province, Ambunti District; Sandaun Province, Wan Wan District, south of Mehek. 10 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yessan-Mayo (2,900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yessan-Mayo 2,900
For Primary Language: Yessan-Mayo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1993-2001)
New Testament Yes   (1980-2004)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: The New Testament in the Yawu Dialect of the Yessan-M Text / Printed Matter
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 21.00 %)
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 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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