Setaman in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Setaman only in Papua New Guinea

Population

350

Christian

45%

Evangelical

8%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Setaman people live in an extremely isolated area of the rugged Star Mountains of western Papua New Guinea. In three villages high in the mountains, they live much as their ancestors did in generations past. They live in houses built from traditional materials, cook food harvested in their gardens over wood fires, and carry their water from nearby streams. They have had some contact with outsiders and now wear western-style clothing and occasionally make the four-day hike to the nearest town to buy rice, salt or soap.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Setaman people’s first contact with Christianity came in the mid 1960s, and now each of the three Setaman villages has a Catholic Church. However, the absence of Scripture in the Setaman language and lack of trained church leaders makes it difficult for the believers to grow and easy for them to fall back on their traditional beliefs. There are no health facilities or schools in the Setaman area. As a result, overall health is poor, life expectancy is low, and education levels are very low.
Missionaries, both Papua New Guineans and expatriates, could make a big difference in the lives of the Setaman people by translating the Bible, teaching in the church, training local church leaders, and helping establish schools, community literacy programs, and health facilities.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Sandaun Province
People Group Map Setaman in Papua New Guinea

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People Name General Setaman
People Name in Country Setaman
ROP3 Code 108877
Joshua Project People ID 14875
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 350
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Setaman 354
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Setaman
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
45%    ( Evangelical  8% )
Ethnic Religions
55.00%
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
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
30.00%
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