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PEID: 10028

ROP: 104601

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: New Guinea

Language: Ngkâlmpw Kanum - (kcd)

Alternate Name(s): Enkelembu

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Papua New Guinea

Also found in: Indonesia

Population: 550

Global Population: 1,300

PEID: 10028

ROP: 104601

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Kanum of Papua New Guinea, numbering 550, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the New Guinea people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,300 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Ngkâlmpw Kanum. The primary religion practiced by the Kanum is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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