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Yelmek, Jab in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Yelmek Christianity 68.00 % 3.00 % No No   

Yelmek, Jab in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
They live by primarily fishing and gathering sago in this swampy coastland. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level the Yelmek people can best be accessed by boat.

The people eat fish and sago. The Yelmek people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language.

The Yelmek are sometimes known as the Jelmek, Jab, Jabsch, or Jelmik people.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Papua Province, Merauke regency, south coast area, east side of Marianne strait between Kolopom (Frederik Hendrik) island and mainland.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Yelmek, Jab
People Name General: Yelmek
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111025
Joshua Project People ID: 16019
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Yelmek
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yelmek (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jel    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity68.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions32.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Yelmek, Jab in Indonesia

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    New Guinea     Asia, Southeast    
      Yelmek Indonesia    
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