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|People Name:||Kanum, Smarky|
|Primary Language:||Kanum, Smarky|
|Christian Adherents:||60.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||New Guinea|
|Affinity Bloc:||Pacific Islanders|
There are at least 80 speakers of the Smarky Kanum language. They reside within the lowlands in the province of Papua, Indonesia. They are reported to have come from the east, from what is currently Papua New Guinea. They live by primarily fishing and farming in the swampy lowlands. With their land at an elevation of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Smarky Kanum people can best be visited by boat.
The people eat fish, sago, and vegetables. The Smarky Kanum people have no gospel cassettes, films or videos in their language. The Smarky Kanum are sometimes known as the Enkelembu, Knwne, or Kenume people. In their home life, Smarky Kanum speakers generally use their mother tongue. Many are registered as Catholics or Christians, but traditional religious influences are strong. It is not known how many are considered to be Christian, but it can be assumed there is a reasonable amount of tolerance toward Christian teaching.