Misima-Paneati, Tokunu in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Misima-Paneati only in Papua New Guinea
Population
26,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Misima people live on verdant islands off the southeastern end of Papua New Guinea. Surrounded by coral reefs, the mountainous islands are covered with lush tropical vegetation. Although Misima Island is about 25 miles long, most of the islands are tiny, only a mile or two in length.

The people of the Misima are subsistence farmers and fishermen. Some also grow cash crops such as copra (dried coconut meat) and vanilla. Many dive for sea cucumbers when they are in season. Some also rely on relatives who leave the islands to find work in Papua New Guinea. When they have cash, they will purchase items such as tea, sugar, rice, and canned meat to supplement their diet. In this culture, individuals trace their lineage or clan through their mothers. When someone dies, the people hold feasts over a period of several years to honor the person and his family. The Misima get along well with their neighbors, trading with one another, and even intermarrying.

Missionaries introduced Christianity to the region more than 100 years ago, and most of the people identify themselves as Christians. However, some of the people still practice traditional religion, and others, particularly on Misima, follow "cargo cults" a religion "based around the expected arrival of ancestral spirits in ships bringing cargoes of food and other goods."

Misima is the dominant language among the islands. A Misima New Testament is already available in print, audio and electronic formats. The Misima also have portions of six Old Testament books.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Misima-Paneati
People Name in Country Misima-Paneati, Tokunu
Population in Papua New Guinea 26,000
World Population 26,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tokunu
People ID 13738
ROP3 Code 106670
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Milne Bay province: Misima district, Calvados chain, Misima island, and Panaieti islands. 32 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Milne Bay province: Misima district, Calvados chain, Misima island, and Panaieti islands. 32 villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Misima-Panaeati   People group listing
Language Code: mpx   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Misima-Panaeati   People group listing
Language Code: mpx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Misima-Panaeati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1894-2010)
New Testament Yes   (1947-1998)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Scripture MP3 files - download
Text / Printed Matter Scripture text - download
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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