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Fataleka in Solomon Islands

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Fataleka Christianity 94.00 % 32.00 % No   

Fataleka in Solomon Islands

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Introduction / History
The Fataleka people of the Solomon Islands live on the northern end of Malaita Island. Christian workers first arrived in Malaita in the early 1900s. Today, most Fataleka people consider themselves Christians, but many still fear spirits and quietly follow certain rules said to keep them happy. Old traditions, based in these animistic beliefs, still hold heavy sway over their daily activities.

Fataleka speakers provide for their families by farming and fishing. The father is the head of his home, and inheritance is passed through the father's family.

Some families are able to send their children to boarding school in a larger city after sixth grade. Though this provides young adults with a valuable secondary education, few skilled jobs exist in the tight urban job market. Many of the young people who graduate from high school in the city are reluctant to return to farming in their rural home areas. These circumstances are creating a jobless generation.

The literacy rate among the Fataleka is quite low, about half of the population can read and write.

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Country: Solomon Islands
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Malaita province: Malaita island.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Fataleka
People Name General: Fataleka
ROP3 Code: 103006
Joshua Project People ID: 11192
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Solomons
People Name General: Fataleka
Ethnic Code: AON09d
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Primary Language: Fataleka (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): far    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Anglican
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity94.00 %(Evangelical: 32.00 %)
Ethnic Religions1.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small5.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican60.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(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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Bible Portions: 2015
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
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Fataleka in Solomon Islands

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    Solomons     Australia and Pacific    
      Fataleka Solomon Islands    
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