Middle Watut, Sambio in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Middle Watut only in Papua New Guinea

Population

6,250

Christian

100.0%

Evangelical

27.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Kapin people live in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea, along the Middle Watut River. The people are subsistence farmers living in a valley at about 2200 feet elevation. Primary crops include yam, taro, pumpkin and various fruits. Sources of income include coffee and gold.

The Lutherans first came to work in the area in the 1930s. Most Kapin speakers are involved in the Lutheran church, and a few are aligned with the Association of Local Churches (ALC).

The people are proud of their community, value their language and have a fairly high level of education. Although Tok Pisin is the first language for some segments of the population, the vernacular is valued and is in use in the villages, especially by the older generations.

A translation team began work just outside the Kapin language area in the mid-1980s for a few months, but had to leave for health reasons. In 2002, a Kapin man attended a Translator Training Course and began translation. In 2004, three other men joined him in the translation work, attended a second training course, and translated portions of Genesis and Exodus.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Middle Watut
People Name in Country Middle Watut, Sambio
Population in Papua New Guinea 6,250
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sambio, Tayek
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Middle Watut
Ethnic Code AON09b
Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Morobe Province, Mumeng District, Bulolo District, hills southwest of Mumeng, 5 villages; Wau and Lae settlements
People Group Map Middle Watut, Sambio in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kapin (6,300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kapin 6,300
Category Resource
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
100%    ( Evangelical  27% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
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
90.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
10.00%
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