Kemak in Timor-Leste


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kemak live in north-central Timor Island.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kemak people farm and sell goods at a public market.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kemak are Catholics, but they blend in many animistic practices. Their Catholic beliefs are usually a means to obtain spiritual power. They venerate Mary in numerous ceremonies in churches and sacred grottos and they have sacred houses. Their funeral rites include the sacrifice of animals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kemak people need to put Jesus Christ first in their spiritual lives. They have allowed traditional practices and Maryology to take the place of the pure living water Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

Pray for Kemak leaders to have dreams and visions of the Risen Christ that will set them on a new spiritual course.

Pray for their Catholic churches and clergymen to put Christ first in their lives.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Kemak people with peace as they learn to obey the ways of the Bible.


Scripture Prayers for the Kemak in Timor-Leste.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemak_people

https://dbpedia.org/page/Kemak_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kemak
People Name in Country Kemak
Alternate Names Ema
Population this Country 76,000
Population all Countries 88,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12614
ROP3 Code 104818
ROP25 Code 303878
ROP25 Name Kemak
Country Timor-Leste
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bobonaro district: Bobonaro town north to Lois river; Ermera district: Atsabe subdistrict.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Timor-Leste
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bobonaro district: Bobonaro town north to Lois river; Ermera district: Atsabe subdistrict..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
94.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kemak (76,000 speakers)
Language Code kem   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kemak (76,000 speakers)
Language Code kem   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kemak

Primary Language:  Kemak

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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