Kanum, Enkelembu in Indonesia


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Many are registered as Catholics or Christians but traditional religious influences are strong.

They primarily live by fishing and farming in the swampy lowlands. Their land is at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level. The Kanum, Ngkalmpw people can best be accessed by automobile or motorcycle from the Merauke road to their area.

They are reported to have come from the east-beyond the Papua New Guinea border.

The people eat fish, sago, and vegetables. There is a SSB radio in Yanggandur, and a diesel generator that provides some power in the town of Rawa Biru. The Kanum, Ngkalmpw people have no gospel cassettes, films, or videos in their language.

The Kanum, Ngkalmpw people are sometimes known as the Enkelembu, Knwne, or Kenume people. The Kanum, Ngkalmpw people generally use Kanum, Ngkalmpw when talking among family members at home.


Profile Source:   GMI Papua  
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People Name General Kanum, Enkelembu
People Name in Country Kanum, Enkelembu
Population in Indonesia 200
World Population 600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Enkelembu
People ID 12506
ROP3 Code 104601
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Merauke regency, Yanggandur, Tomer, and Onggaya villages, southernmost point of province, east of Merauke city along Papua New Guinea border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Papua Province, Merauke regency, Yanggandur, Tomer, and Onggaya villages, southernmost point of province, east of Merauke city along Papua New Guinea border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Kanum, Ngkalmpw (200 speakers)
Language Code kcd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kanum, Ngkalmpw (200 speakers)
Language Code kcd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kanum, Ngkalmpw

Primary Language:  Kanum, Ngkalmpw

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source GMI Papua 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source GMI Papua  
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