Sanio in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Sanio only in Papua New Guinea





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Main Language


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People Name General Sanio
People Name in Country Sanio
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,700
World Population 1,700
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Nakiai
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Sanio
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 14731
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East Sepik Province, Ambunti District, Wogamus River basin foothills. Saniyo in Pukapuki, Sio, Hanasi, Salunapi, Malapute'e villages; Hiyowe in Maposi village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Saniyo-Hiyewe (1,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Saniyo-Hiyewe 1,700
For Primary Language: Saniyo-Hiyewe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1983-1984)
New Testament Yes   (2005)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Owane Sitewi lo Peri Te'e Naneiyei He'i Text / Printed Matter
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 30.00 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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