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Bosavi in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,600 Kaluli Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 % No No   

Bosavi in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Kaluli people live on the northern and western slopes of Mt. Bosavi, an 8,500 foot high, extinct volcano in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. They live in a remote portion of the jungle, accessible only by small aircraft landing on one of two short grass airstrips in the area. They use both hunting and gathering techniques, as well as subsistence farming to provide food, and rely almost exclusively on jungle materials for housing materials. The Kaluli people were traditionally animistic, and the Gospel was first introduced into the area in the early 1960s. There are currently 17 small churches throughout the area, one in each of the Kaluli villages. These churches are small and have few resources, but they are eager to get God's Word in the Kaluli language. Kaluli, a Papuan language, is part of the Bosavi language family, which includes about 20 loosely related languages.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Southern Highlands province: Muluma sub-district; Western province: Mount Bosavi northern and western slopes.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Bosavi
People Name General: Bosavi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101625
Joshua Project People ID: 10950
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,600
Population all Countries: 5,600
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Bosavi
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Kaluli
Language Code (ISO): bco    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: 17.00 %)
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)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1997–2014
New Testament:
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)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kaluli partial New Testament
Text / Printed MatterScripture text - download
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Bosavi in Papua New Guinea

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Australia and Pacific    
      Bosavi Papua New Guinea    
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            Bosavi in Papua New Guinea          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Kaluli  
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