Kela in Papua New Guinea

The Kela have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Most Kala people live in the coastal villages of Papua New Guinea's Huon Gulf area that their families have lived in for generations, but some live in Lae and other cities of the nation. Most Kala speakers support themselves through fishing and keeping small gardens. Many also have relatives who have jobs in towns and they depend on those relatives to help them financially for things that require money such as the annual fees they must pay for their children to attend school.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Kala people consider themselves Christians. But all too often their Christian beliefs do not seem relevant to the most important areas of their lives. They live in fear of evil spirits, ghosts and sorcerers who might secretly be working magic to cause them or their children to die. They feel worthless and have a hard time believing that God really loves them. When someone become very ill or dies unexpectedly, people see it as judgment for sin, a result of sorcery or a result of ghosts who are acting against them. They have no Bible in their language and so an effort has begun to let the people hear directly from the Word for themselves and become true disciples of the Lord Jesus.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Kela in Papua New Guinea.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Kela
People Name in Country Kela
Population this Country 4,400
Population all Countries 4,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Gela; Lemba
People ID 12609
ROP3 Code 104808
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Morobe province: Alẽso, Apoze, Kamiali, Kui, Lambu, and Manidala villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Morobe province: Alẽso, Apoze, Kamiali, Kui, Lambu, and Manidala villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 27.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kala (4,400 speakers)
Language Code kcl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kala (4,400 speakers)
Language Code kcl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kala

Primary Language:  Kala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2019)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Bible app direct APK download SIL
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more