Kamoro in Indonesia

The Kamoro have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
13,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kamoro people work in fishing, marketing, sago-processing, and hunting along their coastal lands. The coastal and river dwellers can best be accessed by boat but some Kamoro people level at higher altitudes. They have traditionally been a semi-nomadic people.

Many Kamoro people believe they don't have a lot of goods because although their ancestors are sending goods for them, outsiders are intercepting the goods. Many Kamoro people now live in Etna Bay-government center. The main diet of the Kamoro people is sago and fish. The Kamoro people are known for their wooden canoe ornaments and houses for rituals. Individual clans look up to the clan leader. The Kamoro people have no gospel cassette, film, or videos in their language. Both the Catholic Church in Indonesia and the Evangelical Christian Church in Irian Jaya have worship facilities in the language area.

The Kamoro are sometimes known as the Kamora, Mimika, Lakahia, Nagramadu, Umari, Mukamuga, Neferipi, Nefarpi, Maswena, Nafa, Kaokonau, or Umar people. Tarya, Yamur, Nanesa are three Kamoro language dialects. The Kamoro people have regular contact with other coastal people. The Kamoro language is part of the Asmat-Kamoro language family.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
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People Name General Kamoro
People Name in Country Kamoro
Population in Indonesia 13,000
World Population 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kamora, Mimika
People ID 12477
ROP3 Code 104536
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, south coast; Mukamuga river into Papua Barat Province, Etna bay area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, south coast; Mukamuga river into Papua Barat Province, Etna bay area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kamoro (13,000 speakers)
Language Code kgq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kamoro
Primary Language Kamoro (13,000 speakers)
Language Code kgq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kamoro

Primary Language:  Kamoro

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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