Nimi in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Nimi only in Papua New Guinea

Population

2,450

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Where are they Located?

The Sama people live on the southern slopes of the Saruwaged mountain range in Morobe province. The seven Sama villages are situated on level areas of the mountains.


What are Their Lives Like?

The people live off the produce from their gardens: taro, sweet potato, greens, coconuts, bananas and other kinds of fruit. The Sama people also plant betelnut, tobacco and coffee for cash crops.

The Sama villages are between 700 and 1300 meters above sea level. Roads are just starting to be built and three villages can now be reached by road. Houses are built on posts one to one and half meters off the ground. The walls are constructed with either woven bamboo or handmade planks. The roofs are thatched with broad bamboo leaves or grass.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Lutheran church entered the area in the 1930s and since then has established a congregation in every village. When the church came in the people left behind their old ways of fighting. The Lutheran mission set up schools that taught Kâte, a language from the eastern coast, to the children until the 1960s. The Bible and liturgy books are available in Kâte and are still used in the church along with Tok Pisin, the trade language. The younger generation doesn't understand Kâte, the older generation has low proficiency in Tok Pisin and there are no scriptures or liturgy available in Sama, so all three languages are used during church services.


What are Their Needs?

The Sama people are dissatisfied with their situation but as they don't have the Scripture in their own language they don’t gain an understanding of God's promises for the believer's everyday life.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Nimi
People Name in Country Nimi
Population in Papua New Guinea 2,450
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Nimi
Ethnic Code AON09b
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Morobe Province, upper Erap River, south of Saruwaged Range
People Group Map Nimi in Papua New Guinea

Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nimi (2,400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nimi 2,400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 21.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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