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Dorro in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Namo Christianity 95.00 % 19.00 % No No   

Dorro in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Namo speakers of Mari village live on the southern coast of Papua New Guinea in Western Province, close to the West Papua (Indonesia) border. The Namo people cultivate gardens, fish and hunt. Their diet consists of yam, taro, sweet potato, sago, greens, fruits such as coconuts, bananas, pineapples, and papayas. They hunt deer and wallaby and catch crab and fish in the rivers and the ocean.

The Namo people build their houses on poles, raised about 6 to 10 feet above the ground. The roofs and walls are made of bark. Local leadership is by clan leaders and village elders.

There are two churches in Mari, Christian Life Center and the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea. There are no Scriptures in Namo language. Most of the people would call themselves Christians, but there is a fair amount of syncretism.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Western province: Morehead district, Mari and Tais villages south coast and inland.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Dorro
People Name General: Dorro
ROP3 Code: 102717
Joshua Project People ID: 11613
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 600
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Dorro
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Namo (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mxw    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: 19.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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None Reported
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Dorro in Papua New Guinea

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Australia and Pacific    
      Dorro Papua New Guinea    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Dorro in Papua New Guinea          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Namo  
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