Finungwan in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Finungwan only in Papua New Guinea

Population

1,710

Christian

35%

Evangelical

12%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Finongan live on the southern slopes of the rugged Sarawaged Mountain Range in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. This terrain, temperate climate and abundant rainfall make it ideal for growing crops. Most of the Finongan are subsistence farmers who raise a rich variety of garden produce.

There are two community schools in the Finongan language area. Also, there is a good possibility that a strong literacy program is needed. The people live in villages and they are noted for maintaining many traditional values and skills. They have a good self-image.

Approximately ninety percent of the population is Christian. Christianity was brought to the Finongan in 1953, and presently the Lutheran and Evangelical Brethren churches serve them.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Morobe Province
People Group Map Finungwan in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Finungwan
People Name in Country Finungwan
ROP3 Code 103027
Joshua Project People ID 11210
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,710
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Finongan 1,714
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Finungwan
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
35%    ( Evangelical  12% )
Ethnic Religions
65.00%
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
75.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
25.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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