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Middle Watut, Sambio in Papua New Guinea

Middle Watut, Sambio

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,400 Kapin Christianity 90.00 % 27.00 % No No   

Middle Watut, Sambio in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Kapin people live in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea, along the Middle Watut River. The people are subsistence farmers living in a valley at about 2200 feet elevation. Primary crops include yam, taro, pumpkin and various fruits. Sources of income include coffee and gold.

The Lutherans first came to work in the area in the 1930s. Most Kapin speakers are involved in the Lutheran church, and a few are aligned with the Association of Local Churches (ALC).

The people are proud of their community, value their language and have a fairly high level of education. Although Tok Pisin is the first language for some segments of the population, the vernacular is valued and is in use in the villages, especially by the older generations.

A translation team began work just outside the Kapin language area in the mid-1980s for a few months, but had to leave for health reasons. In 2002, a Kapin man attended a Translator Training Course and began translation. In 2004, three other men joined him in the translation work, attended a second training course, and translated portions of Genesis and Exodus.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Morobe province: Bulolo and Mumeng districts; hills southwest of Mumeng, 5 villages; Lae and Wau settlements.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Middle Watut, Sambio
People Name General: Middle Watut
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106614
Joshua Project People ID: 13710
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,400
Population all Countries: 7,400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Middle Watut
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kapin (7,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tbx    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: 27.00 %)
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2002-2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Middle Watut, Sambio in Papua New Guinea

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      Middle Watut Papua New Guinea    
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