Yelmek, Jab in Indonesia

The Yelmek have only been reported in Indonesia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

They live by primarily fishing and gathering sago in this swampy coastland. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Yelmek people can best be accessed by boat.

The people eat fish and sago. The Yelmek people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language.

The Yelmek are sometimes known as the Jelmek, Jab, Jabsch, or Jelmik people.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Yelmek, Jab in Indonesia.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
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People Name General Yelmek
People Name in Country Yelmek, Jab
World Population 800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Jab, Jabsch
People ID 16019
ROP3 Code 111025
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Merauke regency, south coast area, east side of Marianne strait between Kolopom (Frederik Hendrik) island and mainland.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Merauke regency, south coast area, east side of Marianne strait between Kolopom (Frederik Hendrik) island and mainland..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Yelmek (800 speakers)
Language Code jel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yelmek (800 speakers)
Language Code jel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yelmek

Primary Language:  Yelmek

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
68.00 %
Ethnic Religions
32.00 %
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
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more