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Nimi in Papua New Guinea

Nimi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,800 Nimi Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % No No   

Nimi in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Sama people live on the southern slopes of the Saruwaged mountain range in Morobe province. The seven Sama villages are situated on level areas of the mountains.

What are their lives like?
The people live off the produce from their gardens: taro, sweet potato, greens, coconuts, bananas and other kinds of fruit. The Sama people also plant betelnut, tobacco and coffee for cash crops.

The Sama villages are between 700 and 1300 meters above sea level. Roads are just starting to be built and three villages can now be reached by road. Houses are built on posts one to one and half meters off the ground. The walls are constructed with either woven bamboo or handmade planks. The roofs are thatched with broad bamboo leaves or grass.

What are their beliefs?
The Lutheran church entered the area in the 1930s and since then has established a congregation in every village. When the church came in the people left behind their old ways of fighting. The Lutheran mission set up schools that taught Kâte, a language from the eastern coast, to the children until the 1960s. The Bible and liturgy books are available in Kâte and are still used in the church along with Tok Pisin, the trade language. The younger generation doesn't understand Kâte, the older generation has low proficiency in Tok Pisin and there are no scriptures or liturgy available in Sama, so all three languages are used during church services.

What are their needs?
The Sama people are dissatisfied with their situation but as they don't have the Scripture in their own language they don't gain an understanding of God's promises for the believer's everyday life.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Morobe province: upper Erap river, south of Saruwaged range.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Nimi
People Name General: Nimi
ROP3 Code: 107328
Joshua Project People ID: 13398
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,800
Population all Countries: 2,800
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Nimi
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Language
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Primary Language: Nimi (2,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nis    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: 21.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant90.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Nimi in Papua New Guinea

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