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Yekora in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,800 Yekora Christianity 96.00 % 25.00 % No No   

Yekora in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Yekora live in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea, south along the coast from Morobe Station and inland along the Mo River. They have responded well to the church in their area and it has become a very important aspect of their lives. The Yekora language is strong in the area, although it is less prestigious than the two larger neighboring languages, Zia and Suena, which most Yekora people have learned for trade purposes. Yekora is used in church services, but they use the English or Tok Pisin Bible as they lack vernacular Scriptures. Zia and Suena, which are related to Yekora, have completed vernacular New Testaments, and it was proposed that a Yekora translation be made based on one of those.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Morobe province: Morobe government station area. 2 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Yekora
People Name General: Yekora
ROP3 Code: 111022
Joshua Project People ID: 16016
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,800
Population all Countries: 1,800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Yekora
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Yekora (1,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ykr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity96.00 %(Evangelical: 25.00 %)
Ethnic Religions4.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Yekora in Papua New Guinea

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      Yekora Papua New Guinea    
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