Fataleka in Solomon Islands

Joshua Project has identified the Fataleka only in Solomon Islands





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Fataleka people of the Solomon Islands live on the northern end of Malaita Island. Christian workers first arrived in Malaita in the early 1900s. Today, most Fataleka people consider themselves Christians, but many still fear spirits and quietly follow certain rules said to keep them happy. Old traditions, based in these animistic beliefs, still hold heavy sway over their daily activities.

Fataleka speakers provide for their families by farming and fishing. The father is the head of his home, and inheritance is passed through the father's family.

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. Many of the young people who graduate from high school in the city are reluctant to return to farming in their rural home areas. These circumstances are creating a jobless generation.

The literacy rate among the Fataleka is quite low, about half of the population can read and write.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Fataleka
People Name in Country Fataleka
Population in Solomon Islands 10,000
World Population 10,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster Solomons
People Name General Fataleka
Ethnic Code AON09d
People ID 11192
Country Solomon Islands
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malaita Island.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Fataleka (10,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fataleka 10,000
For Primary Language: Fataleka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1980)
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 32.00 %)
94.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
5.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
60.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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