Bosavi, Kaluli in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Bosavi only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kaluli people live on the northern and western slopes of Mt. Bosavi, an 8,500 foot high, extinct volcano in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. They live in a remote portion of the jungle, accessible only by small aircraft landing on one of two short grass airstrips in the area. They use both hunting and gathering techniques, as well as subsistence farming to provide food, and rely almost exclusively on jungle materials for housing materials. The Kaluli people were traditionally animistic, and the Gospel was first introduced into the area in the early 1960s. There are currently 17 small churches throughout the area, one in each of the Kaluli villages. These churches are small and have few resources, but they are eager to get God's Word in the Kaluli language. Kaluli, a Papuan language, is part of the Bosavi language family, which includes about 20 loosely related languages.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Bosavi
People Name in Country Bosavi, Kaluli
Population in Papua New Guinea 4,900
World Population 4,900
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kaluli
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Bosavi
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 10950
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southern Highlands Province, into Western Province, Mt. Bosavi north and west slopes.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Kaluli

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1997-1998)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Kaluli partial New Testament Text / Printed Matter
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.