Tofanma in Indonesia

Photo Source:  GMI Papua 
Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Tofanma
Country: Indonesia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 300
World Population: 300
Primary Language: Tofanma
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 76.00 %
Evangelicals: 5.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: New Guinea
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Tofanma people mainly hunt and gather food but some also garden. There is a road at the edge of their homeland but their lands range from an altitude of 600 to1,850 meters above sea level.

There are no junior high or high schools in the language area.

Some of the Tofanma people wear modern clothes. The peoples' main dietary staple is sago, but they also eat sweet potatoes and bananas. Salt would be a healthy addition to their diet. The Tofanma people utilize metal axes and knives as well as traditional tools. Houses are generally built on stilts and house walls are made of sago branches. The people get their drinking water generally straight from the river. The Tofanma people have no gospel cassettes, films, nor videos in their language. The Evangelical Christian Church of Indonesia is in the language area.

The Tofanma are sometimes known as the Tofamna people but they prefer to be called Tofamna.

Text Source:   GMI Papua