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Kilmera in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,000 Kilmeri Christianity 80.00 % 16.00 % No No   

Kilmera in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Kilmeri people live in the Sandaun Province in the northwestern portion of Papua New Guinea. There are a few thousand people in the 15 villages which are spread over the 400 square kilometers of dense tropical bush.

Agriculture is the Kilmeri's main means of subsistence. Pigs are the biggest commodity, though the people also raise crocodiles, and grow crops such as coffee and cocoa. Sago, a traditional food item made from the pulp of the sago palm, is an important part of their daily diet.

The dwellings of the Kilmeri are constructed out of traditional materials from the jungle. Half of the house is normally an open veranda and the walls for the sleeping area do not extend all the way to the roof. These houses are usually occupied by one to three families at a time.

Kilmeri society is centered around clan ties. Singsings, traditional song and dance ceremonies, are used for healing and to ensure good hunting. Brideprice is still practiced and young men take part in the practices of the traditional men's house.

The Kilmeri people have churches in their area. Several primary schools are available to them, and many of the children are going to school, learning to read and write. The Kilmeri children are no longer learning the Kilmeri language, but are only using Tok Pisin, a trade language of Papua New Guinea. It appears that the Kilmeri language is dying out and there is no need for a Bible translation into the Kilmeri language.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Sandaun province: Vanimo district near Ossima. 15 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kilmera
People Name General: Kilmera
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105003
Joshua Project People ID: 12686
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,000
Population all Countries: 3,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Kilmera
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kilmeri (3,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kih    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
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)
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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: 1980
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Kilmera in Papua New Guinea

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