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Kotanopan (Kota Nopan) was a station of the former Dutch Mennonite mission in Sumatra, Indonesia, the capital of (Klein-) Mandailing, and the seat of Dutch government officials, 15 miles (25 km) north of the mission station Pakanten, amid a strictly Muslim population. This station was opened about 1923 by P. Nachtigal.  Several years later some Tobanese Christians settled here, reinforcing the young church.In 1934 it had 53 members. A church was built in 1938. About 1942 this congregation joined the Batak Christian Church.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 553.

Author(s) Johann Klaassen
Date Published 1957

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Klaassen, Johann. "Kotanopan (North Sumatra, Indonesia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 May 2016.,_Indonesia)&oldid=82897.

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Klaassen, Johann. (1957). Kotanopan (North Sumatra, Indonesia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 May 2016, from,_Indonesia)&oldid=82897.

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