Korak in Papua New Guinea

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People Name: Korak
Country: Papua New Guinea
10/40 Window: No
Population: 900
World Population: 900
Primary Language: Amako
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 90.00 %
Evangelicals: 15.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Amako people live along the coast of beautiful Madang, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) southwest of Bogia town. The North Coast Highway runs through their land, connecting them to services in town and to markets. However, the roads are frequently cut by floods during the rainy season, forcing them to travel by boat or by foot in order to reach town.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Amako people all speak their traditional language as their primary language. They also speak Tok Pisin, one of the national languages of Papua New Guinea. Tok Pisin is very helpful for selling their coconuts, vegetables and betel nut along the highway.

What Are Their Beliefs?

One in ten Amako people identify themselves as Christians, but they are still waiting for the Bible in a language that they understand well.

What Are Their Needs?

No more than one in five people can read with comprehension, so please also pray for an audio translation of the Bible that the people can readily access.

Prayer Points

Thank God that the Bible is available in Tok Pisin, even if it is difficult for the Amako people to understand.
Ask the Lord of the harvest to thrust out workers to help bring the Bible to the Amako people in a language they understand well.

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