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Bulgebi in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Gamane Christianity 100.00 % 21.00 % No No   

Bulgebi in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Bulgebi language group has one of the smallest populations in Papua New Guinea. Yet they continue to hold on strongly to their traditional language and culture. The community makes a concerted effort to teach their children to speak their language of Gamane as well as the neighboring language of Nankina before they learn Tok Pisin. All generations use the traditional Gamane language as their primary language. Many can also speak Nankina and Tok Pisin.
The neighboring language group of Nankina lies immediately south of Bulgebi land. Thank God that there are portions of the Bible in Nankina, which were originally translated around 1990, and that many Bulgebi people speak Nankina. This gives the Bulgebi people some access to God's word.

What are their lives like?
Literacy rates among the Nankina are also reasonably high for the province. Almost half the population can read and comprehend Tok Pisin and some also read their own language of Nankina. Could it be God's plan to raise up some from the Nankina or from the Bulgebi to finish the work of translating his Word into the Nankina and Bulgebi languages?

What are their beliefs?
Almost all the people from this tiny tribe are Christians.

What are their needs?
The Bulgebi people need both written and audio gospel materials. They need discipleship materials in their own language.

Prayer Points
Pray for God's strategies and God's handpicked workers to finish the task.
Pray that the Bulgebi (and their neighbors, the Nankina) people embrace God's word with all their hearts and obey, becoming followers of Jesus who multiply by leading others to also follow Jesus.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Madang province: Astrolabe bay inland on east end of south coast, on lower Nankina river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Bulgebi
People Name General: Bulgebi
ROP3 Code: 101724
Joshua Project People ID: 11000
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Bulgebi
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gamane (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bmp    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity100.00 %(Evangelical: 21.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Bulgebi in Papua New Guinea

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    New Guinea     Australia and Pacific    
      Bulgebi Papua New Guinea    
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            Bulgebi in Papua New Guinea          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Gamane  
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