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Tagula, Sud Est in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,900 Sudest Christianity 98.00 % 17.00 % No   

Tagula, Sud Est in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
Sudest is one of Papua New Guinea's 830 languages. Sudest Island, in Milne Bay Province, is actually a mountaintop in a range that extends far into the ocean to the southeast of Papua New Guinea. It is accessible only by a 220-mile boat trip from the port town of Alotau. Sudest is a tight-knit community of 17 small villages. In this matrilineal society, women carry great influence and are held in high regard.

This translation project began in 1985. Solomon Joshua, a local translator, worked closely with an SIL team, drafting the entire New Testament and parts of the Old Testament.

But just five years before typesetting the New Testament, Solomon died. In 2012 SIL asked The Seed Company to partner with this very small people group to ensure that the project would continue and move to completion. Now they are making all the preparations for the dedication July 5, 2015!

Workers plan to produce audio versions of the New Testament, Bible studies, other related material and portions of the Old Testament. Two denominations are eager to help provide personnel who will help test the drafts and give the team valuable feedback. The churches can hardly wait to have the New Testament and look forward to the dedication and distribution of them in July.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Milne Bay province: Yama-Yele district, Tagula island, west of Rossel island, end of Calvados chain. 17 villages or hamlets.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Tagula, Sud Est
People Name General: Tagula
Alternate People Names:
RambusoSud Est
ROP3 Code: 109699
Joshua Project People ID: 15179
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,900
Population all Countries: 4,900
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Tagula
Ethnic Code: AON09b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sudest (4,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tgo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity98.00 %(Evangelical: 17.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
(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: 2009
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sudest
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Tagula, Sud Est in Papua New Guinea

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      Tagula Papua New Guinea    
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