Arufe, Nambo in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Arufe only in Papua New Guinea
Population
1,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Nambo people occupy three villages: Arufe, Gubam, and Bebdeben. These villages are located around thirty kilometers east of Morehead.

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

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

The Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea has congregations in Arufe and Gubam (no research done in Bebdeben). Most of the people in each village would call themselves Christians, but there is a fair amount of syncretism. There is a translation in progress in Arufe village, but the people report that they are not using the Scripture portions in Nambo.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Arufe
People Name in Country Arufe, Nambo
Population in Papua New Guinea 1,000
World Population 1,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Nambo
People ID 10438
ROP3 Code 100530
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western province: Morehead district, Arufe, Bebdeben, Derideri, Gubam, and Pongariki villages bordering Idi [idi] and Nen [nqn] language areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western province: Morehead district, Arufe, Bebdeben, Derideri, Gubam, and Pongariki villages bordering Idi [idi] and Nen [nqn] language areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Nambo (1,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ncm   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nambo (1,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ncm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nambo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1974)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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