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Misima-Paneati, Tokunu in Papua New Guinea

Misima-Paneati, Tokunu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
29,000 Misima-Panaeati Christianity 99.00 % 16.00 % No   

Misima-Paneati, Tokunu in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Misima people live on verdant islands off the southeastern end of Papua New Guinea. Surrounded by coral reefs, the mountainous islands are covered with lush tropical vegetation. Although Misima Island is about 25 miles long, most of the islands are tiny, only a mile or two in length.

The people of the Misima are subsistence farmers and fishermen. Some also grow cash crops such as copra (dried coconut meat) and vanilla. Many dive for sea cucumbers when they are in season. Some also rely on relatives who leave the islands to find work in Papua New Guinea. When they have cash, they will purchase items such as tea, sugar, rice, and canned meat to supplement their diet. In this culture, individuals trace their lineage or clan through their mothers. When someone dies, the people hold feasts over a period of several years to honor the person and his family. The Misima get along well with their neighbors, trading with one another, and even intermarrying.

Missionaries introduced Christianity to the region more than 100 years ago, and most of the people identify themselves as Christians. However, some of the people still practice traditional religion, and others, particularly on Misima, follow "cargo cults" a religion "based around the expected arrival of ancestral spirits in ships bringing cargoes of food and other goods."

Misima is the dominant language among the islands. A Misima New Testament is already available in print, audio and electronic formats. The Misima also have portions of six Old Testament books.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Milne Bay province: Misima district, Calvados chain, Misima island, and Panaieti islands. 32 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Misima-Paneati, Tokunu
People Name General: Misima-Paneati
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106670
Joshua Project People ID: 13738
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 29,000
Population all Countries: 29,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Misima-Paneati
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Misima-Panaeati
Language Code (ISO): mpx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity99.00 %(Evangelical: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions1.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(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: 1894-2010
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsScripture MP3 files - download
Text / Printed MatterBible: Misima-Panaeati
Text / Printed MatterScripture text - download
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Misima-Paneati, Tokunu in Papua New Guinea

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