Mari, Hop in Papua New Guinea

The Mari, Hop have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Mari language, also known as Hop, is spoken along the upper Ramu River on the border of Madang Province and Morobe Province. Mari is the primary language of all generations.
Education opportunities in the district are limited and literacy is low, creating a barrier to accessing God's Word. Only 15 percent of males and 10 percent of females can read with comprehension.


What Are Their Lives Like?

It's not easy for a Mari speaker to become a teacher. There is only one provincial high school and one vocational training center in the entire district. Pray that the children and adults will value education, and that God will bring high quality teachers to the Mari people who teach well in the Mari language.
The Ramu Highway runs alongside Mari land, connecting them to the markets along the highway and to the Ramu Sugar Refinery. The Ramu Sugar Refinery is within 10 kilometers (6 miles), providing an opportunity for formal employment. Those who work at Ramu Sugar earn a high income by local standards. But they are relatively few. Pray that God supplies the material needs of the Mari people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Mari identify as Christian. Many are Lutherans and across the border in Morobe Province and the Seventh Day Adventist church is strong.


What Are Their Needs?

They have no scripture in their language.


Prayer Points

Pray for unity between all believers regardless of denomination.
Ask God for workers to help the Mari speakers to translate God's word into their language.
Pray for an audio Bible that all Mari people can access even if they cannot read.
Pray that Mari speakers would desire Jesus more and be satisfied.


Scripture Prayers for the Mari, Hop in Papua New Guinea.


References

Wycliffe Bible Translators


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mari, Hop
People Name in Country Mari, Hop
Alternate Names Hop; Mari Hop; Mixteco, Amoltepec; Sola de Vega
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 1,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13540
ROP3 Code 106329
ROP25 Code 305208
ROP25 Name Mari (Papua New Guinea)
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: upper Ramu river, 4 villages; Morobe province: extreme northwest.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: upper Ramu river, 4 villages; Morobe province: extreme northwest..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Mari (1,600 speakers)
Language Code hob   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mari (1,600 speakers)
Language Code hob   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mari

Primary Language:  Mari

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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