Baeggu in Solomon Islands

Joshua Project has identified the Baeggu only in Solomon Islands





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Baeggu people live on the northern end of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. Since the early 1900s, when Christian workers first arrived here, most consider themselves Christians. Despite that profession, many still perform rituals and keep rules to ensure good health, prosperity or abundant crops. These are holdovers from the animist roots in the culture.

Because the local economy is weak, Baeggu families struggle to find resources for school fees. Their community has little access to health services. Farming and fishing provide basic essentials.
Some families are able to send their children to boarding school in a larger city after sixth grade. Though this provides young adults with a valuable secondary education, few skilled jobs exist in the tight urban job market. Graduates are reluctant to return to the rural occupations of their parents. This mixture of circumstances is creating a jobless generation.

Many Baeggu speakers don't understand the Bible in English. They have a vague idea, guessing at the interpretation of what they hear in church. Many Malaitans are hungry for truth, seeking out "fresh revelation," which opens doors for teachers who have their own agendas. Baeggu believers need to be able to discern for themselves the truth based on a true understanding of what God's Word actually says.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Baeggu
People Name in Country Baeggu
Population in Solomon Islands 8,800
World Population 8,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mbaenggu
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster Solomons
People Name General Baeggu
Ethnic Code AON09d
People ID 10551
Country Solomon Islands
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North Malaita Island.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Baeggu (8,800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Baeggu 8,800
For Primary Language: Baeggu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Anglican

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 31.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
60.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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