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Doura in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,700 Toura Christianity 85.00 % 16.00 % No No   

Doura in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Toura (or Doura) people live along the Hiritano Highway, NW of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. In some Toura villages, the houses are close together, but others, such as Veikabu, have houses sparsely scattered in along the highway.

The Touras' proximity to Port Moresby has provided them with access to some modern innovations. Technical modernization and westernization has been accompanied by weakening of the traditional chieftain system and loss of some traditional practices, such as rites of passage. However, some Toura customs are still in place. For example, after the arrival of the Catholic missionaries in the 1950s, the Toura people embraced Catholicism. While all Toura people are Christian in name, for many, Christianity does not play a role in their daily life. There are only a few lay workers in the church who maintain some church activities in between the priest's monthly visits. Despite the presence of Christianity, Toura people commonly retain belief in some aspects of their traditional religion.

Doura clans are Koabata, Varu, Karahu, Oaire, Aibu and the Naumaneha clan.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Central province: Galley Reach area, 50 km northwest of Port Moresby.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Doura
People Name General: Doura
ROP3 Code: 102725
Joshua Project People ID: 11617
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,700
Population all Countries: 2,700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Doura
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Toura (2,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): don    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Doura
Dialect Code:9408
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity85.00 %(Evangelical: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(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: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Doura in Papua New Guinea

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Australia and Pacific    
      Doura Papua New Guinea    
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            Doura in Papua New Guinea          
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