The Amako people live along the coast of beautiful Madang, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) southwest of Bogia town. The North Coast Highway runs through their land, connecting them to services in town and to markets. However, the roads are frequently cut by floods during the rainy season, forcing them to travel by boat or by foot in order to reach town.
The Amako people all speak their traditional language as their primary language. They also speak Tok Pisin, one of the national languages of Papua New Guinea. Tok Pisin is very helpful for selling their coconuts, vegetables and betel nut along the highway.
One in ten Amako people identify themselves as Christians, but they are still waiting for the Bible in a language that they understand well.
No more than one in five people can read with comprehension, so please also pray for an audio translation of the Bible that the people can readily access.
Thank God that the Bible is available in Tok Pisin, even if it is difficult for the Amako people to understand.
Ask the Lord of the harvest to thrust out workers to help bring the Bible to the Amako people in a language they understand well.
Scripture Prayers for the Korak in Papua New Guinea.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Korak|
|People Name in Country||Korak|
|Population this Country||900|
|Population all Countries||900|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||5 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Australia and Pacific|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Madang province. Source: Ethnologue 2016|