Numanggang in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Numanggang only in Papua New Guinea

Population

3,180

Christian

90%

Evangelical

25%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Numanggang people live in twelve villages and six smaller hamlets in Morobe Province on the main island of Papua New Guinea. They practice a type of slash and burn farming, producing mainly taro and yams. Coffee and vanilla beans are important cash crops. A serious concern for the Numanggang is the lack of land for farming. They see a need for both electricity and potable water. They received assistance in installing a water system, but only a little solar or generator electricity is available. The Numanggang people have also benefited from language development by a translation agency, which arrived in 1977, and from home construction by Habitat for Humanity, which arrived in the 1990s.

The major religious influence has been the Lutheran Church, whose missionaries arrived in the late 1920s. The Numanggang people were the first in the area to respond to evangelization by the Lutherans. Most of the people joined the church and a significant impact was made on the Numanggang society. In the 1980s, a cult group arrived and many began following that religion. Followers of the cargo cult often mix this cult's teachings with their indigenous beliefs. The cargo cult involves ancestor worship and appeasement of spirits for material benefit. In the Numanggang worldview, all of life is integrated. Spirit, body, work and religion are inseparable. This perspective is beneficial for Numanggang believers, who incorporate their faith into all aspects of life, but the integrated perspective also fosters cargo cult beliefs.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Morobe Province, Lae District, north Nadzab. 10 villages; some in Lae, Mt. Hagen, and Rabaul
People Group Map Numanggang in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Numanggang
People Name in Country Numanggang
ROP3 Code 107502
Joshua Project People ID 14060
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 3,180
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Numanggang
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Numanggang
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  25% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
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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