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Busa in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Odiai Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 6.00 % No No   

Busa in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Busa of Papua New Guinea reside in the isolated area of the lowland rain forest in Sandaun Province. The climate in this location is warm and humid and most of the people have an occupation of hunting.

The education of the youth is very uncertain. There are no schools within the three villages, and the nearest school is at least a one-day walk. Traveling by foot is the most common means of transportation, and sometimes this requires tackling large swampy areas.

The Busa people speak a language called Odiai. Sometimes it is referred to as Busa or Busan. Due to their deep isolation, they very seldom come in contact with other people groups.

There are some believers among the population, but there is no church building. The believers are now meeting in homes, and it is not certain concerning their number. Their only literacy program has been in Pidgin, so learning to read the mother tongue would be very exciting for this group. They are very receptive to both their mother tongue and Christianity.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Sandaun province: Amanab district, north of Upper Sepik river. 3 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Busa
People Name General: Busa
ROP3 Code: 101793
Joshua Project People ID: 11038
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 500
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Busa
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Primary Language: Odiai (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bhf    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity25.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions75.00 % 
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 modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Busa in Papua New Guinea

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People Cluster
    New Guinea     Australia and Pacific    
      Busa Papua New Guinea    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Busa in Papua New Guinea          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Odiai  
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