Kela in Papua New Guinea

The Kela have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
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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
World Population 3,900
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 Language Kala (3,900 speakers)
Language Code kcl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kala (3,900 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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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