Nara, Pokau in Papua New Guinea

Nara, Pokau
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People Name: Nara, Pokau
Country: Papua New Guinea
10/40 Window: No
Population: 5,200
World Population: 5,200
Primary Language: Lala
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 99.00 %
Evangelicals: 15.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Hill country surrounds the coastal homeland of the Lala people. Hacking away the overgrowth, families plant gardens that supply most of their vegetables. Practiced hunters find plenty of game in the verdant jungles. Sometimes they hunt wallabies to earn extra cash. They also catch fish to trade for cooking bananas and other staples their families enjoy.

With other people along the coast, the Lala dread encounters with the more aggressive groups that inhabit the hill country near them. Robberies and other criminal activities nearby have made the Lala wary of strangers.

A small but thriving people group, the Lala people might not have expected Scripture in their own language a decade ago. But now, computer adaptation has made it feasible!

Some Lala speakers can understand Waima, and everyone rejoiced with the dedication of the Waima New Testament. Using that translation as a source text, Lala speakers now look forward to the crystal-clear Word of God in their mother tongue.

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