Arufe, Nambo in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Arufe only in Papua New Guinea

Population

950

Christian

100.0%

Evangelical

26.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Nambo people occupy three villages: Arufe, Gubam, and Bebdeben. These villages are located around thirty kilometers east of Morehead.

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

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

The Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea has congregations in Arufe and Gubam (no research done in Bebdeben). Most of the people in each village would call themselves Christians, but there is a fair amount of syncretism. There is a translation in progress in Arufe village, but the people report that they are not using the Scripture portions in Nambo.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Arufe
People Name in Country Arufe, Nambo
Population in Papua New Guinea 950
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Nambo
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Arufe
Ethnic Code AON09b
Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Western Province, Morehead District, 5 villages (Arufe, Gubam, Bebdeben, Pongariki and Derideri) bordering Idi [idi] and Nen [nqn]
People Group Map Arufe, Nambo in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nambo (900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nambo 900
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
100%    ( Evangelical  26% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
90.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
10.00%
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