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Nen in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Nen Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % No No   

Nen in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Nen people occupy Bimadeben village, located forty-six kilometers northeast of Morehead station, just west of the Idi language area. The Nen people cultivate gardens. Their diet consists of yam, taro, sweet potato, sago, greens, and fruits (coconuts, bananas, pineapples, and papayas). They also fish, hunt deer and wallaby, and raise chickens.

The Nen people build their houses on poles, raised about six to ten feet above the ground. The roofs and walls are made of bark.

The Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea is active in Bimadeben. Most of the people would call themselves Christians, but the pastor reported that many are nominal in their faith.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Western province: Morehead district, Bimadeben village, between Nambo [ncm] and Idi [idi] language areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Nen
People Name General: Nen
ROP3 Code: 115295
Joshua Project People ID: 19559
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Nen
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Nen (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nqn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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None Reported
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Nen in Papua New Guinea

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      Nen Papua New Guinea    
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