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Baelelea in Solomon Islands



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
14,000 Baelelea Christianity 99.00 % 36.00 % No   

Baelelea in Solomon Islands

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Introduction / History
Most Baelelea people on the northern end of Malaita Island in the Solomons consider themselves Christians. Christian workers first arrived here in the early 1900s, but today Baelelea believers still keep rules and perform rituals — some of them church-related — to try to please God and earn His favor.

These kinds of performance-based teachings stem from a deep animistic root in which people seek to appease and manipulate ancestors and other spirits. The New Testament in their mother tongue will help believers understand who God is and what Christ did. Then they will be able to recognize and stand strong against false teaching.

Many of the Baelelea families make their living through farming or fishing. But the national economy is weak. School fees are a heavy burden on most parents. Communities also need basic health services.

Young people often leave home to study in the city for high school. But after they've graduated, most can't find jobs in the tight city markets and don't want to return home to the rural occupations of their parents. This dilemma is creating a jobless generation.

Several local denominations currently use published Bible portions in North Malaita. As the New Testament is finalized, the teams will focus on distribution of the printed text, oral readings, audio recordings and literacy initiatives.

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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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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Baelelea
People Name General: Baelelea
Alternate People Names:
Mbaelelea
ROP3 Code: 100726
Joshua Project People ID: 10552
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 14,000
Population all Countries: 14,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Solomons
People Name General: Baelelea
Ethnic Code: AON09d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Baelelea (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bvc    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: 36.00 %)
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:
2014Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
 
 
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Baelelea in Solomon Islands

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