Finungwan in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Finungwan only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Finungwan
People Name in Country Finungwan
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,800
World Population 1,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Finungwan
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 11210
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Morobe Province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Finongan (1,800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Finongan 1,800
For Primary Language: Finongan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
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 %
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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