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Mota in Vanuatu

Mota

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,400 Mota Christianity 92.00 % 45.00 % No No   

Mota in Vanuatu

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Introduction / History
Eighty-two islands, strung like pearls across 800 miles of the south Pacific, comprise Vanuatu. Most of the atolls of this nation, located 1,100 miles east of Australia, are volcanic, with high mountains and rich soil.

Two legends demonstrate how traditional religion weaves together the basic worldview in Vanuatu. In one, on the Banks Islands of Vanuatu, Qat, a creator god, hero and the first being, formed the islands and filled them with trees, animals and plants. Then, carving dolls from wood and dancing and singing them into life, he made humans and created day and night so they could work and then sleep.

In another legend, a creator god sprinkled the ground with his own blood and made twin brothers, To-Kabinana and To-Karvuvu, in the islands of Vanuatu and New Britain. Becoming a creator hero, To-Kabinana produced many good things, while his brother brought evil and troubles to the world.

Most Mota revere many deities and adhere to strict rituals to maintain life's balance. Christians show their faith through church attendance. Anyone inactive in church risks being accused of sorcery.

Between volcanic mountains, farmers raise livestock and cultivate enough vegetables and fruit to feed their families. In addition to farming, many fish and others make a livelihood in tourism.

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Country: Vanuatu
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Torba province: Banks Islands group, Mota (Sugarloaf) island.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mota
People Name General: Mota
ROP3 Code: 106821
Joshua Project People ID: 13831
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,400
Population all Countries: 1,400
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Vanuatu
People Name General: Mota
Ethnic Code: AON09c
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Language
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Primary Language: Mota (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mtt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Anglican
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity92.00 %(Evangelical: 45.00 %)
Ethnic Religions8.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican90.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
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: 1864-1902
New Testament:
1885-1931
Complete Bible: 1912
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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Mota in Vanuatu

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