Neme in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Neme only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


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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People Name General Neme
People Name in Country Neme
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 Neme
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 19561
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western Province, Morehead District, northeast of Morehead, Keru and Mitere villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Neme (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Neme 400
For Primary Language: Neme

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 18.00 %)
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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