The Finongan live on the southern slopes of the rugged Sarawaged Mountain Range in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. This terrain, temperate climate and abundant rainfall make it ideal for growing crops. Most of the Finongan are subsistence farmers who raise a rich variety of garden produce.
There are two community schools in the Finongan language area. Also, there is a good possibility that a strong literacy program is needed. The people live in villages and they are noted for maintaining many traditional values and skills. They have a good self-image.
Approximately ninety percent of the population is Christian. Christianity was brought to the Finongan in 1953, and presently the Lutheran and Evangelical Brethren churches serve them.
* Scripture Prayers for the Finungwan in Papua New Guinea.
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|People Name General||Finungwan|
|People Name in Country||Finungwan|
|Population this Country||2,100|
|Population all Countries||2,100|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
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|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Australia and Pacific|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Morobe province. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Finongan
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