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Belagar, Tereweng in Indonesia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
20,000 Blagar Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 % No No   

Belagar, Tereweng in Indonesia

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Introduction / History
The Pura (also known as Blagar) live in the far southwestern islands of Indonesia knowa as Nusa Tenggara. Most people who speak Pura are fishermen and small farmers, growing or catching enough on their island to provide for their families. Aid organizations are active in the region, but the primary focus of those offering aid is on common diseases and other issues of poverty and health.

Translation of Scripture is planned and scripture in their mother-tongue will help pastors connect people's daily struggles with real answers found in the Gospel. It will foster personal spiritual growth and challenge remaining animistic beliefs that are still a problem for some people in this group. Scripture in their language will also encourage evangelistic outreach by the Pura church.

It is possible that this initial translation will be the catalyst for projects in eight additional area languages where Scripture is needed.

What are their beliefs?
Missionaries brought Christianity to the Pura people decades ago, establishing both Protestant and Catholic traditions in the area. Approximately 80% of all Pura attend church and consider themselves Christians. However, because they have had very little Scripture in their language, they do not readily connect faith with their daily problems.

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Country: Indonesia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:49 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, East Pantar, north Pura, and south Ternate islands.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Belagar, Tereweng
People Name General: Belagar
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101218
Joshua Project People ID: 10771
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 20,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Flores-Sumba-Alor
People Name General: Belagar
Ethnic Code: MSY44t
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Blagar (20,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): beu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2016
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Belagar, Tereweng in Indonesia

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    Flores-Sumba-Alor     Asia, Southeast    
      Belagar Indonesia    
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            Belagar, Tereweng in Indonesia          
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      Christianity     Blagar  
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