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Nekgini in Papua New Guinea

Nekgini

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,100 Nekgini Christianity 95.00 % 26.00 % No No   

Nekgini in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Nekgini people live in four villages located in the eastern part of Madang Province, about 20 kilometres to the west of Saidor and within 10 kilometres of the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. Many Yabong villages are in the foothills of the Finisterre Mountains.

What are their lives like?
Their diet consists primarily of sweet potatoes, taro and greens. Houses are made with black palm floors and woven bamboo walls. Roofs are thatched with dried sago palm leaves. Houses are set on posts 2-3 meters above the ground. Most Nekgini people wear western-style clothing, but many women wear a long piece of cloth tied around their waist.

Students are taught to read in Nekgini in the vernacular preschools and in English in primary school.

What are their beliefs?
Catholic and Lutheran missionaries from Germany, Samoa and the United States came to the area surrounding Nekgini in the 1930s and began planting churches. There are currently both Lutheran and Catholic churches in the Nekgini area.

What are their needs?
The Nekgini people do not have the Bible in their mother tongue. During church services the Bible is read in Tok Pisin, the language of wider communication.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Madang province: west of Mot river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nekgini
People Name General: Nekgini
ROP3 Code: 107190
Joshua Project People ID: 13306
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,100
Population all Countries: 1,100
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Nekgini
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Language
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Primary Language: Nekgini (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nkg    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: 26.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant90.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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