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Amele in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Amele Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 % No   

Amele in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Amele people are located in Madang Province. The villages are all located close to good all-weather roads. The only exception is Yahil, which is half an hour's walk from the road. The average population at the time of an older survey was around 200 people per village. Public Motor Vehicles (PMVs) are used regularly.

All villages at the time of the survey reported using trade stores on a regular basis. People from the villages frequently make the trip to the market in Madang where they sell things like cacao and copra. Aid posts are located within walking distance to each village.

It seems that most Amele people have attended school for some period of time. Those who were 30 years old or younger were often literate in Amele and Pidgin. Some of the children were learning English. Anyone older than 50 and women older than 30 were typically illiterate, though most men between 30 and 50 years old were literate.

Most mission work in the area has been done by Lutheran mission organizations.

Translation of the Bible has been in progress since 1981. The Amele New Testament was dedicated in 1998 while about 10% of the Old Testament has been completed and checked.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Madang province: Madang district, hills up from Astrolabe bay, between Gum and Gogol rivers. 40 hamlets.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Amele
People Name General: Amele
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100282
Joshua Project People ID: 10290
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Amele
Ethnic Code: AON10b
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Primary Language: Amele
Language Code (ISO): aey    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Huar
Dialect Code:6959
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 24.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1952-1989
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Amele in Papua New Guinea

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