Kotanopan (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

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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, 4 vols. 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. 28 Sep 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kotanopan_(North_Sumatra,_Indonesia)&oldid=145546.

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Klaassen, Johann. (1957). Kotanopan (North Sumatra, Indonesia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 September 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kotanopan_(North_Sumatra,_Indonesia)&oldid=145546.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 228-229. All rights reserved.

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