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Kanum, Sota in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Kanum, Sota Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % No No   

Kanum, Sota in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
Most Kanum, Sota speakers are registered as Catholics or Christians but traditional religious influences are strong. There is a Protestant church in Sota.

They primarily live by fishing and farming in their swampy lowlands of less than 100 meters above sea level.The Kanum, Sota people can best be accessed by car or motorcycle using the road from Merauke.

Many in the Sota village went to Papua New Guinea in mid-1980s and more went there after transmigration camps started being founded close-by in the mid-1990s. The Kanum, Sota people are reported to have come from the Papua New Guinea side many years ago.

The people eat fish, sago, and vegetables. National Electric Enterprise furnishes electricity to the town of Soto but there are no telephones. The Kanum, Sota people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language.

The Kanum, Sota people are sometimes known as the Enkelembu, Knwne, or Kenume people. The Kanum, Sota people use the Kanum, Sota language at home with family members.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Kanum, Sota
People Name General: Kanum, Sota
ROP3 Code: 104603
Joshua Project People ID: 12507
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 500
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Kanum, Sota
Ethnic Code: AON10a
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Primary Language: Kanum, Sota (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): krz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent40.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Kanum, Sota in Papua New Guinea

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