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Kanum, Smarky in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
100 Kanum, Smarky Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % No No   

Kanum, Smarky in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
There are at least 80 speakers of the Smarky Kanum language. They reside within the lowlands in the province of Papua, Indonesia. They are reported to have come from the east, from what is currently Papua New Guinea. They live by primarily fishing and farming in the swampy lowlands. With their land at an elevation of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Smarky Kanum people can best be visited by boat.

The people eat fish, sago, and vegetables. The Smarky Kanum people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language. The Smarky Kanum are sometimes known as the Enkelembu, Knwne, or Kenume people. In their home life, Smarky Kanum speakers generally use their mother tongue. Many are registered as Catholics or Christians, but traditional religious influences are strong. It is not known how many are considered to be Christian, but it can be assumed there is a reasonable amount of tolerance toward Christian teaching.

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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, Yanggandur, Tomer, Tomerau, Rawa Biru, and Kondo villages, southernmost point of province, southeast of Merauke city; bordering Papua New Guinea.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kanum, Smarky
People Name General: Kanum, Smarky
ROP3 Code: 115366
Joshua Project People ID: 19296
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 100
Population all Countries: 100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Kanum, Smarky
Ethnic Code: AON10a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kanum, Smarky (100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kxq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity60.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam40.00 % 
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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Kanum, Smarky in Indonesia

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