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Oksapmin in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
18,000 Oksapmin Christianity 98.00 % 30.00 % No   

Oksapmin in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
As a kid I never knew how ,when and where my great grand parents came from. Not only me, but all of the boys from Oksapmin are being taught by our grandparents on where , when and how we came to be. This is due to the very fact that we believed in what is known as Tumbuna stories.

Where are they located?
Oksapmin is located in the mountainous part of the Sandaun Province of PNG. Sandaun Province have four districts, which one of them is Telefomin district where Oksapmin is sub-district to it and this is the sub-district that is in the mountainous part of the Province.

What are their lives like?
Our lives before the missionaries came was very dangerous because of tribal wars, sorceries and other dangerous activities which would lead to destruction.

What are their beliefs?
Before the Missionaries came to Oksapmin ,we used to believed in the death spirits of our ancestors in every thing we do. How ever, in the late 1980's and mid 1990's our whole way of living was changed by the missionaries. It's like we were in darkness and when they came we learned new things and were able to see the outside world.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Sandaun province: Telefomin district; Southern Highlands province: Strickland river north bank to Sandaun province border; Western province: Olsobip RLLG.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Oksapmin
People Name General: Oksapmin
ROP3 Code: 107623
Joshua Project People ID: 14143
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 18,000
Population all Countries: 18,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Oksapmin
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Oksapmin (18,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): opm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity98.00 %(Evangelical: 30.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant90.00 %
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 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1977
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Got orhe meng brak ban
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Oksapmin in Papua New Guinea

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