Nara, Pokau in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Nara, Pokau only in Papua New Guinea
Population
4,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Hill country surrounds the coastal homeland of the Lala people. Hacking away the overgrowth, families plant gardens that supply most of their vegetables. Practiced hunters find plenty of game in the verdant jungles. Sometimes they hunt wallabies to earn extra cash. They also catch fish to trade for cooking bananas and other staples their families enjoy.

With other people along the coast, the Lala dread encounters with the more aggressive groups that inhabit the hill country near them. Robberies and other criminal activities nearby have made the Lala wary of strangers.

A small but thriving people group, the Lala people might not have expected Scripture in their own language a decade ago. But now, computer adaptation has made it feasible!

Some Lala speakers can understand Waima, and everyone rejoiced with the dedication of the Waima New Testament. Using that translation as a source text, Lala speakers now look forward to the crystal-clear Word of God in their mother tongue.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Nara, Pokau
People Name in Country Nara, Pokau
Population in Papua New Guinea 4,000
World Population 4,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Nara, Pokau
People ID 19107
ROP3 Code 114936
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central province: between Kuni and Waima, inland from the coast, south of Yule Island.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central province: between Kuni and Waima, inland from the coast, south of Yule Island..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Lala (4,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nrz   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lala (4,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nrz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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