Bosavi, Kaluli in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Bosavi only in Papua New Guinea

Population

4,770

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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.



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Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Bosavi
People Name in Country Bosavi, Kaluli
Population in Papua New Guinea 4,770
World Population 4,800
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
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
People Group Map Bosavi, Kaluli in Papua New Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kaluli (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kaluli
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1997-1998)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
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Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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