Lesing in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Lesing only in Papua New Guinea
Population
2,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


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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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People Name General Lesing
People Name in Country Lesing
Population in Papua New Guinea 2,900
World Population 2,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 13044
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West New Britain Province, east end, south coast, Kaskas Island, Amio village (Lesing dialect), Atui Island, and Paronga village (Gelimi).   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West New Britain Province, east end, south coast, Kaskas Island, Amio village (Lesing dialect), Atui Island, and Paronga village (Gelimi).   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Amio-Gelimi (2,900 speakers)
Language Code: let   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Amio-Gelimi (2,900 speakers)
Language Code: let   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Amio-Gelimi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
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
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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