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Areare in Solomon Islands


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
32,000 Areare Christianity 97.00 % 32.00 % No No   

Areare in Solomon Islands

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Introduction / History
The 'Are 'are people are Melanesian living on the island of Malaita in the Pacific Ocean. Their island is the most populous of the 900 Solomon Islands. It is very lush and beautiful with over 100 inches of rain each year.

What are their lives like?
They have very little money but live off their farming of taro, yams, sweet potatoes and some greens. In addition, they gather coconuts and look to the forest for firewood. They eat fish, when available, chickens, ducks, and some pig at festival times. They sometimes bring the young wild pigs into their homes to be tamed. For recreation they play soccer.

What are their beliefs?
Before Christianity they traditionally believed in ancestor worship and spiritual rituals to appease the gods. Christianity came to the island three or four decades ago. At the present time 80% of the people would call themselves Christians but the majority are syncretistic or neo-pagan.

What are their needs?
There are some books in English. The scripture have not been translated into their language. However, they are open and receptive to Christianity and definitely need the scriptures. As of this date there is no plan to assign a new team to the 'Are 'are people.

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Country: Solomon Islands
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Malaita province: central Malaita island, 2 areas; western tip, Guadalcanal island. Some in Honiara.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Areare
People Name General: Areare
ROP3 Code: 100484
Joshua Project People ID: 10417
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 32,000
Population all Countries: 32,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Solomons
People Name General: Areare
Ethnic Code: AON09d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Areare (32,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): alu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity97.00 %(Evangelical: 32.00 %)
Ethnic Religions1.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small2.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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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: 1957-2008
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Areare in Solomon Islands

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    Solomons     Australia and Pacific    
      Areare Solomon Islands    
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