Finungwan in Papua New Guinea

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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Finungwan
Country: Papua New Guinea
10/40 Window: No
Population: 2,500
World Population: 2,500
Primary Language: Finongan
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 90.00 %
Evangelicals: 40.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
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Introduction / History

The Finongan live on the southern slopes of the rugged Sarawaged Mountain Range in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. This terrain, temperate climate and abundant rainfall make it ideal for growing crops. Most of the Finongan are subsistence farmers who raise a rich variety of garden produce.

There are two community schools in the Finongan language area. Also, there is a good possibility that a strong literacy program is needed. The people live in villages and they are noted for maintaining many traditional values and skills. They have a good self-image.

Approximately ninety percent of the population is Christian. Christianity was brought to the Finongan in 1953, and presently the Lutheran and Evangelical Brethren churches serve them.

Text Source:   Anonymous