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Meramera, Ubili in Papua New Guinea



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,300 Meramera Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % No No   

Meramera, Ubili in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
A few thousand Meramera people live along the northern coast of beautiful New Britain Island. They live in a rapidly changing society, where the clash between traditional and modern ways is evident in their homes, clothing choices, job opportunities and intergenerational relationships.

What are their beliefs?
Most Meramera people attend church, but some lack a deep understanding of Scripture and turn to their traditional religion in tough times. Although the New Testament has been translated into Meramera, it has not been published and is not widely available. Without the Bible available in their language, it is difficult for the Meramera people to understand and connect with the meaning of Scripture. Missionaries are needed to finish the work of translation among the Meramera people and make God's word available to them.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring revival in the hearts of the Meramera people and for God to encourage and equip local church leaders. Also pray that God will raise up workers to assist the Meramera in completing the Scriptures in their language.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:East New Britain province: Lolobau island, coast east to Cape Torkoro; West New Britain province: Bialla district, northwest coast to Toriu river and inland.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Meramera, Ubili
People Name General: Meramera
Alternate People Names:
Ubili
ROP3 Code: 106556
Joshua Project People ID: 13683
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,300
Population all Countries: 4,300
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Meramera
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Meramera (4,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mxm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 14.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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Meramera, Ubili in Papua New Guinea

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