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Paama in Vanuatu



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Paama Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 % No   

Paama in Vanuatu

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Introduction / History
Home for the Paama is Vanuatu, a nation of 80 islands. The land passes through generations as birthright. For substance crops families raise yams, taro and vegetables and harvest coconuts to sell.

Almost all claim Christianity but many believe in harnessing power from created objects and performing rituals or using divination for prosperity and health. In the early 20th century, English and French cotton and coconut plantations dominated the volcanic islands that form Vanuatu. During that period, a Christian worker arrived with his family on the island of Paama. Over time, he shared the Gospel with the Paama people as well as the neighboring islands. One by one, the chiefs put aside violence and sorcery and embraced Christianity. But without the foundation of God's Word in the languages of these populations, fear of sorcery and belief in spirits resurfaced as common practice.

A recent network of churches is working together to complete translation of Scripture in Paama. Church leaders are excited and already plan to produce training materials and discipleship courses. Both print and audio Scripture materials will be produced, making God's Word quickly available to as many people as possible. The finishing touches will be applied to prepare for print and for audio production during this final phase.

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Country: Vanuatu
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Malampa province: Paama, 1 village on east Epi (Lopevi), large group in Vila.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Paama
People Name General: Paama
Alternate People Names:
Pauma
ROP3 Code: 107726
Joshua Project People ID: 14246
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 10,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Vanuatu
People Name General: Paama
Ethnic Code: AON09c
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Language
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Primary Language: Paama (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pma    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 42.00 %)
Ethnic Religions4.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican30.00 %
Independent0.00 %
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1907-2011
New Testament:
1944–2015
Complete Bible: 2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Paama
Text / Printed MatterBible: Paama Bible
 
 
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Paama in Vanuatu

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