PEID: 8003

ROP: 106661

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: New Guinea

Language: Meriam Mir - (ulk)

Alternate Name(s): Mer

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Australia

Also found in: Papua New Guinea

Population: 2,800

Global Population: 3,450

PEID: 8003

ROP: 106661

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Miriam of Australia, numbering 2,800, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the New Guinea people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,450 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Meriam Mir. The primary religion practiced by the Miriam is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

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