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Baeggu in Solomon Islands

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,900 Baeggu Christianity 99.00 % 31.00 % No No   

Baeggu in Solomon Islands

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Introduction / History
The Baeggu people live on the northern end of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. Since the early 1900s, when Christian workers first arrived here, most consider themselves Christians. Despite that profession, many still perform rituals and keep rules to ensure good health, prosperity or abundant crops. These are holdovers from the animist roots in the culture.

Because the local economy is weak, Baeggu families struggle to find resources for school fees. Their community has little access to health services. Farming and fishing provide basic essentials.
Some families are able to send their children to boarding school in a larger city after sixth grade. Though this provides young adults with a valuable secondary education, few skilled jobs exist in the tight urban job market. Graduates are reluctant to return to the rural occupations of their parents. This mixture of circumstances is creating a jobless generation.

Many Baeggu speakers don't understand the Bible in English. They have a vague idea, guessing at the interpretation of what they hear in church. Many Malaitans are hungry for truth, seeking out "fresh revelation," which opens doors for teachers who have their own agendas. Baeggu believers need to be able to discern for themselves the truth based on a true understanding of what God's Word actually says.

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Country: Solomon Islands
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Malaita province: north Malaita island.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Baeggu
People Name General: Baeggu
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100725
Joshua Project People ID: 10551
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,900
Population all Countries: 9,900
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Solomons
People Name General: Baeggu
Ethnic Code: AON09d
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Primary Language: Baeggu (9,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bvd    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Anglican
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity99.00 %(Evangelical: 31.00 %)
Ethnic Religions1.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican60.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Baeggu
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Baeggu in Solomon Islands

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    Solomons     Australia and Pacific    
      Baeggu Solomon Islands    
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