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Ambrym, Southeast in Vanuatu



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,700 Ambrym, Southeast Christianity 95.00 % 43.00 % No   

Ambrym, Southeast in Vanuatu

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Introduction / History
Home for the Southeast Ambrym is Vanuatu, a nation of 80 islands. The land passes through generations as birthright. For substance crops families raise yams, taro and vegetables and harvest coconuts to sell. Almost all claim Christianity but many believe in harnessing power from created objects and performing rituals or using divination for prosperity and health.

In the early 20th century, English and French cotton and coconut plantations dominated the volcanic islands that form Vanuatu. During that period, a Christian worker arrived with his family on the island of Paama. Over time, he shared the Gospel with the neighboring island of Ambrym.

One by one, the chiefs put aside violence and sorcery and embraced Christianity. But without the foundation of God's Word in the languages of these populations, fear of sorcery and belief in spirits resurfaced as common practice.

A recent network of churches is working together to complete translation of Scripture in Southeast Ambrym dialect. Church leaders are excited and already plan to produce training materials and discipleship courses.

Bible portions are translated in their language. Both print and audio Scripture materials will be produced, making God's Word quickly available to as many people as possible. The finishing touches will be applied to prepare for print and for audio production during this final phase.

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Country: Vanuatu
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Malampa province: southeast Ambrym island.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ambrym, Southeast
People Name General: Ambrym, Southeast
Alternate People Names:
Southeast Ambrym
ROP3 Code: 100276
Joshua Project People ID: 10286
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,700
Population all Countries: 5,700
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Vanuatu
People Name General: Ambrym, Southeast
Ethnic Code: AON09c
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Language
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Primary Language: Ambrym, Southeast
Language Code (ISO): tvk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 43.00 %)
Ethnic Religions3.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small2.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1949-2011
New Testament:
2015
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ambrym, Southeast
Text / Printed MatterBible: Southeast Ambrym Bible
 
 
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