Kanum, Sota in Papua New Guinea

Population

350

Christian

35.0%

Evangelical

10.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: GMI Papua


Introduction / History

Most Kanum, Sota speakers are registered as Catholics or Christians but traditional religious influences are strong. There is a Protestant church in Sota.

They primarily live by fishing and farming in their swampy lowlands of less than 100 meters above sea level.The Kanum, Sota people can best be accessed by car or motorcycle using the road from Merauke.

Many in the Sota village went to Papua New Guinea in mid-1980s and more went there after transmigration camps started being founded close-by in the mid-1990s. The Kanum, Sota people are reported to have come from the Papua New Guinea side many years ago.

The people eat fish, sago, and vegetables. National Electric Enterprise furnishes electricity to the town of Soto but there are no telephones. The Kanum, Sota people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language.

The Kanum, Sota people are sometimes known as the Enkelembu, Knwne, or Kenume people. The Kanum, Sota people use the Kanum, Sota language at home with family members.




Profile Source: GMI Papua

Expanded PDF Profile

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



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kanum, Sota 400
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kanum, Sota 400
Category Resource
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
35%    ( Evangelical  10% )
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
40.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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