Fas, Bembi in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Fas, Bembi only in Papua New Guinea
Population
3,300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Fas language group is located in the foothills of the Bewani Mountains in the Sandaun Province of the Sepik Area of Papua New Guinea. Its population is estimated to be more than 1,600 spread across 17 villages and numerous hamlets. The area is hot and wet with an annual rainfall of about 100 inches. Villages built on ridges receive cool breezes, and nights can be quite cool. The people do little gardening and depend on hunting and sago, which is the main staple. Houses are built on posts and tend to be quite large. Teenage boys group together into their own houses rather than living with the family unit. Various missions have worked amongst the Fas, including the Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist and Christian Missions in Many Lands/Christian Brotherhood Church. However there are still many fears connected with sorcery, and while traditional religious practices are not done openly, old beliefs are still prevalent. A translation team worked with the Fas people from 1977 to 1987 and began work on translating the NT. A good foundation was laid, but who will finish the work?



Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Fas, Bembi
People Name in Country Fas, Bembi
Population in Papua New Guinea 3,300
World Population 3,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bembi, Fas
People ID 10784
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sandaun Province, Amanab and Aitape districts, Fas, Fugumui, Kilifas, Utai, Wara Mayu villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sandaun Province, Amanab and Aitape districts, Fas, Fugumui, Kilifas, Utai, Wara Mayu villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Fas (3,300 speakers)
Language Code: fqs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Fas (3,300 speakers)
Language Code: fqs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Fas

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1983)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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