Arufe, Nambo in Papua New Guinea

The Arufe have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Nambo people occupy three villages: Arufe, Gubam, and Bebdeben. These villages are located around thirty kilometers east of Morehead.

The Nambo people cultivate gardens on the plains near the Wassi Kussa River. Their diet consists of yam, taro, sweet potato, sago, greens, and fruits such as coconuts, bananas, pineapples, and papayas. They fish, hunt deer and wallaby, and raise chickens. They occasionally sell some of their garden produce, meat, and fish in Morehead.

The Nambo people build their houses on poles that are raised about six to ten feet above the ground. The roofs and walls are made of bark.

The Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea has congregations in Arufe and Gubam (no research done in Bebdeben). Most of the people in each village would call themselves Christians, but there is a fair amount of syncretism. There is a translation in progress in Arufe village, but the people report that they are not using the Scripture portions in Nambo.


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People Name General Arufe
People Name in Country Arufe, Nambo
World Population 1,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Nambo
People ID 10438
ROP3 Code 100530
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western province: Morehead district, Arufe, Bebdeben, Derideri, Gubam, and Pongariki villages bordering Idi [idi] and Nen [nqn] language areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western province: Morehead district, Arufe, Bebdeben, Derideri, Gubam, and Pongariki villages bordering Idi [idi] and Nen [nqn] language areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Nambo (1,100 speakers)
Language Code ncm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nambo (1,100 speakers)
Language Code ncm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nambo

Primary Language:  Nambo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.00 %)
84.00 %
Ethnic Religions
16.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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