Mufian in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Mufian only in Papua New Guinea





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People Name General Mufian
People Name in Country Mufian
Population in Papua New Guinea 18,000
World Population 18,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Arapesh, Southern, Southern Arapesh
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Mufian
Ethnic Code AON10b
People ID 13853
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East Sepik Province, Maprik District, Torricelli Mountains, west of Maprik. 36 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mufian (18,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mufian 18,000
For Primary Language: Mufian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1978-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1988-1998)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Basef Buꞌwami Godi Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Basef Buꞌwami Godi Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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