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Kolom in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
700 Migum Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % No No   

Kolom in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Migum people live in three coastal villages located on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea, in the eastern part of Madang Province. Migum villages are about 20 kilometers to the west of Saidor.

Their diet consists primarily of sweet potatoes, taro, greens and fish. Houses are made with black palm floors and woven bamboo walls. Roofs are thatched with dried sago palm leaves. Houses are set on posts 2-3 meters above the ground. Most Migum people wear western-style clothing, but many women wear a long piece of cloth tied around their waist.

What are their beliefs?
The Lutheran church was the first church established in the Migum area. Pastor Jerome, from Samoa, and Reverend John Kuder, from New York, USA were two of the earliest missionaries on the Rai Coast. Pastor Jerome first contacted people on the Rai Coast in 1912, and Rev. Kuder arrived in Biliau in 1934 to continue the work. There are now three churches in the Migum area: Lutheran, Lutheran Renewal and United Methodist.

The Migum people do not have the Bible in their mother tongue. During church services the Bible is read in Tok Pisin, the language of wider communication.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Madang province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kolom
People Name General: Kolom
ROP3 Code: 105135
Joshua Project People ID: 12755
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Kolom
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Migum (700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): klm    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Kolom
Dialect Code:12159
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 21.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
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)
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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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Kolom in Papua New Guinea

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      Kolom Papua New Guinea    
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