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Kela in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,800 Kala Christianity 95.00 % 27.00 % No No   

Kela in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
Most Kala people live in the coastal villages of Papua New Guinea's Huon Gulf area that their families have lived in for generations, but some live in Lae and other cities of the nation. Most Kala speakers support themselves through fishing and keeping small gardens. Many also have relatives who have jobs in towns and they depend on those relatives to help them financially for things that require money such as the annual fees they must pay for their children to attend school.

What are their beliefs?
Most Kala people consider themselves Christians. But all too often their Christian beliefs do not seem relevant to the most important areas of their lives. They live in fear of evil spirits, ghosts and sorcerers who might secretly be working magic to cause them or their children to die. They feel worthless and have a hard time believing that God really loves them. When someone become very ill or dies unexpectedly, people see it as judgment for sin, a result of sorcery or a result of ghosts who are acting against them. They have no Bible in their language and so an effort has begun to let the people hear directly from the Word for themselves and become true disciples of the Lord Jesus.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Morobe province: Alẽso, Apoze, Kamiali, Kui, Lambu, and Manidala villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kela
People Name General: Kela
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104808
Joshua Project People ID: 12609
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,800
Population all Countries: 3,800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Kela
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kala (3,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kcl    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 27.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant90.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(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: 2019
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Kela in Papua New Guinea

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      Kela Papua New Guinea    
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