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Tofanma in Indonesia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
300 Tofanma Christianity 76.00 % 5.00 % No No   

Tofanma in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Tofanma people mainly hunt and gather food but some also garden. There is a road at the edge of their homeland but their lands range from an altitude of 600 to1,850 meters above sea level.

There are no junior high or high schools in the language area.

Some of the Tofanma people wear modern clothes. The peoples' main dietary staple is sago, but they also eat sweet potatoes and bananas. Salt would be a healthy addition to their diet. The Tofanma people utilize metal axes and knives as well as traditional tools. Houses are generally built on stilts and house walls are made of sago branches. The people get their drinking water generally straight from the river. The Tofanma people have no gospel cassettes, films, nor videos in their language. The Evangelical Christian Church of Indonesia is in the language area.

The Tofanma are sometimes known as the Tofamna people but they prefer to be called Tofamna.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Papua Province, south Jayapura border area, Keerom regency, Senggi subdistrict, Tofanma Satu, Tofanma Dua, and most of Namla villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tofanma
People Name General: Tofanma
ROP3 Code: 110122
Joshua Project People ID: 15527
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Tofanma
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tofanma (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tlg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity76.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions24.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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None Reported
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Tofanma in Indonesia

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