Amele in Papua New Guinea

The Amele have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
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Introduction / History

The Amele people are located in Madang Province. The villages are all located close to good all-weather roads. The only exception is Yahil, which is half an hour's walk from the road. The average population at the time of an older survey was around 200 people per village. Public Motor Vehicles (PMVs) are used regularly.

All villages at the time of the survey reported using trade stores on a regular basis. People from the villages frequently make the trip to the market in Madang where they sell things like cacao and copra. Aid posts are located within walking distance to each village.

It seems that most Amele people have attended school for some period of time. Those who were 30 years old or younger were often literate in Amele and Pidgin. Some of the children were learning English. Anyone older than 50 and women older than 30 were typically illiterate, though most men between 30 and 50 years old were literate.

Most mission work in the area has been done by Lutheran mission organizations.

Translation of the Bible has been in progress since 1981. The Amele New Testament was dedicated in 1998 while about 10% of the Old Testament has been completed and checked.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Amele in Papua New Guinea.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Amele
People Name in Country Amele
World Population 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Amale; Amere
People ID 10290
ROP3 Code 100282
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: Madang district, hills up from Astrolabe bay, between Gum and Gogol rivers. 40 hamlets.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Madang province: Madang district, hills up from Astrolabe bay, between Gum and Gogol rivers. 40 hamlets..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Amele
Language Code aey   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Huar
Dialect Code 6959   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Amele
Language Code aey   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Huar
Dialect Code 6959   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Amele

Primary Language:  Amele

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1952-1989)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1997)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Bal cehec je haun
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Scripture text - download
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 24.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source Joshua Project  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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