The Kumalu speaking people live alongside the Lae-Bulolo highway, which has recently been upgraded.
Economically, they are doing well. The Lae-Bulolo highway has recently been upgraded. Their land is fertile and well connected to markets. High incomes are available from the sale of food and coffee. There are also opportunities to earn wages in mining and forestry further to the south near Bulolo. While the Kumalu all prefer their own language, many can speak Tok Pisin by virtue of their frequent interactions with others along the highway.
Almost all the Kumalu people are Christian, but they need full access to the word.
An ever-present danger for the Kumalu people is the Kumalu River, around which they are settled. The river tends to flood unpredictably, causing great damage to the Kumalu highway. Floodwaters carry mud, sand and even huge rocks, which can destroy homes, shops and churches. Please pray for their safety and well-being.
Thank God that almost half the population can also read and write in Tok Pisin!
Pray that those who are literate will love and share the message of Jesus from the Tok Pisin scriptures.
Ask the Lord of the harvest for workers to bring God's word to all the people through their own language.
Scripture Prayers for the Kumalu in Papua New Guinea.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Kumalu|
|People Name in Country||Kumalu|
|Population this Country||9,300|
|Population all Countries||9,300|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Australia and Pacific|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Morobe province: Mumeng district. Source: Ethnologue 2016|