PEID: 10297

ROP: 107203

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: New Guinea

Language: Tok Pisin - (tpi)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Papua New Guinea

Also found in: Australia; Solomon Islands; United States

Population: 218,000

Global Population: 257,300

PEID: 10297

ROP: 107203

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Neo-Melanesian Papuans of Papua New Guinea, numbering 218,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the New Guinea people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 257,300 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Tok Pisin. The primary religion practiced by the Neo-Melanesian Papuans is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

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