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Finungwan in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,100 Finongan Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 % No No   

Finungwan in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Finongan live on the southern slopes of the rugged Sarawaged Mountain Range in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. This terrain, temperate climate and abundant rainfall make it ideal for growing crops. Most of the Finongan are subsistence farmers who raise a rich variety of garden produce.

There are two community schools in the Finongan language area. Also, there is a good possibility that a strong literacy program is needed. The people live in villages and they are noted for maintaining many traditional values and skills. They have a good self-image.

Approximately ninety percent of the population is Christian. Christianity was brought to the Finongan in 1953, and presently the Lutheran and Evangelical Brethren churches serve them.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Morobe province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Finungwan
People Name General: Finungwan
ROP3 Code: 103027
Joshua Project People ID: 11210
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,100
Population all Countries: 2,100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Finungwan
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Finongan (2,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fag    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 40.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
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: 2005
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Finungwan in Papua New Guinea

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Australia and Pacific    
      Finungwan Papua New Guinea    
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            Finungwan in Papua New Guinea          
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      Christianity     Finongan  
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