• PEOPLE NAME: KANUM OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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PEID: 10028

ROP: 104601

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Affinity Group: SEAP

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: New Guinea

Language: Ngkâlmpw Kanum - (kcd)

Alternate Name(s): Enkelembu

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Papua New Guinea

Also found in: Indonesia

Population: 350

Global Population: 1,050


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 350, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the New Guinea people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,050 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Ngkâlmpw Kanum. The primary religion practiced by the Kanum is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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