Fas, Bembi in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Fas, Bembi only in Papua New Guinea

Population

3,240

Christian

80.0%

Evangelical

15.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


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

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Fas, Bembi
People Name in Country Fas, Bembi
Population in Papua New Guinea 3,240
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bembi, Fas
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Fas, Bembi
Ethnic Code AON10b
Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Sandaun Province, Amanab and Aitape districts, Fas, Fugumui, Kilifas, Utai, Wara Mayu villages
People Group Map Fas, Bembi in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fas: Western Fas 3,200
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fas: Western Fas 3,200
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
80%    ( Evangelical  15% )
Ethnic Religions
20.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
20.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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