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Fas, Bembi in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,800 Fas Christianity 80.00 % 15.00 % No No   

Fas, Bembi in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Fas language group is located in the foothills of the Bewani Mountains in the Sandaun Province of the Sepik Area of Papua New Guinea. Its population is spread across 17 villages and numerous hamlets. The area is hot and wet with an annual rainfall of about 100 inches. Villages built on ridges receive cool breezes, and nights can be quite cool. The people do little gardening and depend on hunting and sago, which is the main staple. Houses are built on posts and tend to be quite large. Teenage boys group together into their own houses rather than living with the family unit. Various missions have worked amongst the Fas, including the Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist and Christian Missions in Many Lands/Christian Brotherhood Church. However there are still many fears connected with sorcery, and while traditional religious practices are not done openly, old beliefs are still prevalent. A translation team worked with the Fas people from 1977 to 1987 and began work on translating the NT. A good foundation was laid, but who will finish the work?

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Sandaun province: Amanab and Aitape districts, Fas, Fugumui, Kilifas, Utai, and Wara Mayu villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Fas, Bembi
People Name General: Fas, Bembi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101247
Joshua Project People ID: 10784
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,800
Population all Countries: 3,800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Fas, Bembi
Ethnic Code: AON10b
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Primary Language: Fas (3,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fqs    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Western Fas
Dialect Code:9787
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1983
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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