Nen in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Nen only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nen people occupy Bimadeben village, located forty-six kilometers northeast of Morehead station, just west of the Idi language area. The Nen people cultivate gardens. Their diet consists of yam, taro, sweet potato, sago, greens, and fruits (coconuts, bananas, pineapples, and papayas). They also fish, hunt deer and wallaby, and raise chickens.

The Nen people build their houses on poles, raised about six to ten feet above the ground. The roofs and walls are made of bark.

The Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea is active in Bimadeben. Most of the people would call themselves Christians, but the pastor reported that many are nominal in their faith.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Nen
People Name in Country Nen
Population in Papua New Guinea 400
World Population 400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Nen
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 19559
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western Province, Morehead District, Bimadeben village, between Nambo [ncm] and Idi [idi].   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nen (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nen 400
For Primary Language: Nen

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
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 %
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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