• PEOPLE NAME: YEY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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PEID: 10666

ROP: 111049

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: New Guinea

Language: Yei - (jei)

Alternate Name(s): Je

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Papua New Guinea

Also found in: Indonesia

Population: 2,100

Global Population: 5,000


PEID: 10666

ROP: 111049

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Yey of Papua New Guinea, numbering 2,100, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the New Guinea people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Yei. The primary religion practiced by the Yey is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.


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