Kanum, Enkelembu in Papua New Guinea

Population

350

Christian

30.0%

Evangelical

12.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: GMI Papua


Introduction / History

Many are registered as Catholics or Christians but traditional religious influences are strong.

They primarily live by fishing and farming in the swampy lowlands. Their land is at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level. The Kanum, Ngkalmpw people can best be accessed by automobile or motorcycle from the Merauke road to their area.

They are reported to have come from the east-beyond the Papua New Guinea border.

The people eat fish, sago, and vegetables. There is a SSB radio in Yanggandur, and a diesel generator that provides some power in the town of Rawa Biru. The Kanum, Ngkalmpw people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Kanum, Ngkalmpw people are sometimes known as the Enkelembu, Knwne, or Kenume people. The Kanum, Ngkalmpw people generally use Kanum, Ngkalmpw when talking among family members at home.




Profile Source: GMI Papua

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kanum
People Name in Country Kanum, Enkelembu
Population in Papua New Guinea 350
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Enkelembu
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Kanum
Ethnic Code AON10a
Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
People Group Map Kanum, Enkelembu in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kanum, Ngkalmpw (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kanum, Ngkalmpw 400
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
30%    ( Evangelical  12% )
Ethnic Religions
70.00%
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
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
30.00%
Photo Source: GMI Papua
Map Source: Anonymous
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