• PEOPLE NAME: YEI OF INDONESIA

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PEID: 23104

ROP: 111049

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: New Guinea

Language: Yei - (jei)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Indonesia

Also found in: Papua New Guinea

Population: 2,900

Global Population: 5,000


PEID: 23104

ROP: 111049

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Yei of Indonesia, numbering 2,900, 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 Yei is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.


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