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Lesing in Papua New Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,300 Amio-Gelimi Christianity 95.00 % 19.00 % No No   

Lesing in Papua New Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Amio-Gelimi people live along the rural, isolated south coast of New Britain Island. The Catholic Church was established in the area before World War II, and remains a strongly Catholic area.

In 2005, many people left the church and joined a religious movement which is a combination of traditional beliefs and Eastern spirituality. The leader of this group traveled to Asia to attend a course and then came back to teach his beliefs to people. At the time of the survey, four years later, almost everyone had abandoned this traditional group, but only some had returned to the church. Pray for wisdom for the church leaders and for God to draw the Amio-Gelimi people back to himself.
The Amio-Gelimi language is very strong, with people of all ages using it their everyday lives, however there are no Scriptures in the Amio-Gelimi language, so people cannot understand God's word well.

Church and community leaders see a need for vernacular Scriptures and would be willing to support a translation project. Even though there are people who would make good translators, they need outside assistance to get the resources and training necessary to make them successful. Pray that God will provide the people and resources the Amio-Gelimi people need to translate God's word into their language.

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:West New Britain and East New Britain provinces: east and Solomon sea coast. Kaskas island, Amio village (Amio dialect), Atui island and Poronga village (Gelimi dialect).
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Lesing
People Name General: Lesing
ROP3 Code: 105728
Joshua Project People ID: 13044
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,300
Population all Countries: 3,300
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: New Guinea
People Name General: Lesing
Ethnic Code: AON09b
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Language
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Primary Language: Amio-Gelimi (3,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): let    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Lesing
Dialect Code:12891
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 19.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Lesing in Papua New Guinea

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