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Neme in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Neme Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % No No   

Neme in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Neme people occupy two villages: Keru and Mitere. Mitere is located about 24 km northeast of Morehead and Keru is another 12 km north, just south of the Arammba language area.

The Neme people cultivate gardens on the plains east of the Morehead River. Their diet consists of yam, taro, sweet potato, sago, greens, fruits such as coconuts, bananas, pineapples, and papayas. They also fish and hunt deer and wallaby and raise chickens. They occasionally sell some of their garden produce, meat and fish in Morehead.

The Neme people build their houses on poles, raised about 6 to 10 feet above the ground. The roofs and walls are made of bark.

There is an Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea congregation in Keru (no research done in Mitere). Most of the people in each village would call themselves Christians, but there is a fair amount of syncretism. 20 men from Keru village have been working on translating Arammba Scripture portions into the Neme language, but they have requested help from a translation agency.

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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, Keru and Mitere villages northeast of Morehead.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Neme
People Name General: Neme
ROP3 Code: 115294
Joshua Project People ID: 19561
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 500
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Neme
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Neme (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nex    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: 18.00 %)
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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None Reported
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Neme in Papua New Guinea

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      Neme Papua New Guinea    
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