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Keak in Papua New Guinea



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
18,000 Mevembet Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 % No No   

Keak in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The march of technological advancements across Papua New Guinea has left in its wake unexpected influences that are eroding culture, challenging belief systems and leaving broken families in their wake among the Keak people. Many Keak cannot handle the increase of information and temptations introduced by new roads, internet access and modern media. "The youth are being influenced and are less satisfied. They are leaving their villages to find education and jobs while often ending up with neither."

The Keak people are one of a large number of small population language groups in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. To complicate matters, traditional practices of paybacks and compensations control their actions. Though folks believe they are Christians, when trouble comes they default back into the pattern of ancestor worship and incantations. For the Keak, there is only one thing to save people from perpetuating this same cycle for generations - God's Word. Jesus explained, "You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:31b-32, NLT).

Families grow their own yams, taro and other garden vegetables. They supplement their income from the sale of cocoa harvests.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:East Sepik province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Keak
People Name General: Keak
ROP3 Code: 108853
Joshua Project People ID: 20760
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 18,000
Population all Countries: 18,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Keak
Ethnic Code: AON09
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Language
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Primary Language: Mevembet (18,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): keh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity85.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Keak in Papua New Guinea

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