Burum, Somba in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Burum only in Papua New Guinea





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People Name General Burum
People Name in Country Burum, Somba
Population in Papua New Guinea 13,000
World Population 13,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Burum-Mindik, Mindik, Somba, Yaknge
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Burum
Ethnic Code AON10b
People ID 11032
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Morobe Province, Finschhafen District, Central Huon Peninsula, south of Cromwell Range, Burum River valley and west slopes of Kuat River. 30 villages. Many in towns, 1,000 in Lae, scattered in Port Moresby area. 3 airstrips: Ogeramnang, Mindik, Nomanene.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Somba-Siawari (13,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Somba-Siawari 13,000
For Primary Language: Somba-Siawari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1984-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1996)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Urumeleŋgö Buŋa Kimbi Jöhöjöhö Dölökŋi Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 21.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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