Neme in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Neme only in Papua New Guinea

Population

420

Christian

95%

Evangelical

18%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Neme people occupy two villages: Keru and Mitere. Mitere is located about 24 km northeast of Morehead and Keru is another 12 km north, just south of the Arammba language area.

The Neme people cultivate gardens on the plains east of the Morehead River. Their diet consists of yam, taro, sweet potato, sago, greens, fruits such as coconuts, bananas, pineapples, and papayas. They also fish and hunt deer and wallaby and raise chickens. They occasionally sell some of their garden produce, meat and fish in Morehead.

The Neme people build their houses on poles, raised about 6 to 10 feet above the ground. The roofs and walls are made of bark.

There is an Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea congregation in Keru (no research done in Mitere). Most of the people in each village would call themselves Christians, but there is a fair amount of syncretism. 20 men from Keru village have been working on translating Arammba Scripture portions into the Neme language, but they have requested help from a translation agency.




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Country Papua New Guinea
Continent Australia
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Western Province, Morehead District, northeast of Morehead, Keru and Mitere villages
People Group Map Neme in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



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People Name General Neme
People Name in Country Neme
ROP3 Code 115294
Joshua Project People ID 19561
Indigenous Yes
Population in Papua New Guinea 420
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Neme 420
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Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Neme
Ethnic Code AON09b
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
95%    ( Evangelical  18% )
Ethnic Religions
5.00%
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
75.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
25.00%
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