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Lungalunga in Papua New Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,000 Lungalunga Christianity 95.00 % 24.00 % No No   

Lungalunga in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
Ataliklikun Bay is the colourful geographic centre of the Lungalunga community. Not far to the east and easily accessible by road lies the socioeconomic hub formed by Kokopo and Rabaul towns. Many ethnolinguistic groups mix in this wider area, yet the Lungalunga community maintains strong internal solidarity. The community originated in New Ireland
Province, migrating to East New Britain reportedly in the 1700s. The nickname Lungalunga , given to the community by outsiders who could not understand their language, migrated with them. The name means crazy, community members say with a laugh, explaining that it's too ingrained to change.

While many ethnic Lungalungas have married into communities that don't speak the traditional Lungalunga language, there
are villages (green areas on map) where Lungalunga is the language known best. SIL seeks to come alongside the Lungalunga
community through a programme called the New Britain Initiative (NBI). If developed, this programme would focus on training Papua New Guineans in translation practices and then mentor teams of national translators as they work on the New Testament. The Lungalunga people want to read God's word in their own tongue and are enthusiastic about the prospect of being involved in this programme.

Prayer Points
* Pray for pastors of churches in the Lungalunga area to understand and teach the Word of God well.
* Pray for SIL leadership to have wisdom in planning the NBI.
* Pray for the Lungalunga people to grow in their understanding of God.
* Pray for God to make a way, through the NBI or another method, to provide His Word in the Lungalunga language.
* 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:East New Britain province: Ataliklikun bay, Lungalunga and Vunamarita villages on Gazelle peninsula.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Lungalunga
People Name General: Lungalunga
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106650
Joshua Project People ID: 13729
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 1,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Lungalunga
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lungalunga (1,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): vmg    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Minigir
Dialect Code:14096
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 24.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Lungalunga in Papua New Guinea

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