Kumukio speakers live at the end of a main road that leads to distant Gagidu Station in the Tewai-Siassi District of Morobe Province. The Kumukio language is used for face-to-face communication by all generations, and it is stable. Kumukio (or Gumukio) village is located in Sialum, a local level government area of Tewai-Siassi District.
Low incomes are the norm across the district, though some earn a small income by selling seafood, betelnut, coconut and livestock. Coffee is the most lucrative cash crop for farmers in this area.
There is an elementary school in the village and three high schools in the district, out of 11 in the entire province. As a result, about one in four men can read and comprehend Tok Pisin and one in five women. Thank God for those who can read.
Almost all the Kumukio people are professing Christians.
Wasu Station is accessible only by foot or four-wheel drive across rugged terrain, or by sea. During the wet season, seas can be treacherous for travelers and roads become difficult to use.
Pray that they will read and value God's word in Tok Pisin and share it accurately with their people.
Pray that many people from this language group will champion the work of Bible translation and will grow deeper in their knowledge and love for Jesus.
Ask God for workers to help translate his word into Kumukio.
Scripture Prayers for the Kumukio in Papua New Guinea.
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|Profile Source: Joshua Project
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|Population all Countries
|Frontier People Group
|6 (per PeopleGroups.org)
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|Australia and Pacific
|Location in Country
|Morobe province. Source: Ethnologue 2016