Lungalunga in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Lungalunga only in Papua New Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Ataliklikun Bay is the colourful geographic centre of the Lungalunga community (pop. C. 2000). Not far to the east and easily accessible by road lies the socioeconomic hub formed by Kokopo and Rabaul towns. Many ethnolinguistic groups mix in this wider area, yet the Lungalunga community maintains strong internal solidarity. The community originated in New Ireland
Province, migrating to East New Britain reportedly in the 1700s. The nickname Lungalunga , given to the community by outsiders who could not understand their language, migrated with them. The name means crazy , community members say with a laugh, explaining that it's too ingrained to change.

While many ethnic Lungalungas have married into communities that don't speak the traditional Lungalunga language, there
are villages (green areas on map) where Lungalunga is the language known best. SIL seeks to come alongside the Lungalunga
community through a programme called the New Britain Initiative (NBI). If developed, this programme would focus on training Papua New Guineans in translation practices and then mentor teams of national translators as they work on the New Testament. The Lungalunga people want to read God's word in their own tongue and are enthusiastic about the prospect of being involved in this programme.

Prayer Points

* Pray for pastors of churches in the Lungalunga area to understand and teach the Word of God well.
* Pray for sil leadership to have wisdom in planning the NBI.
* Pray for the lungalunga people to grow in their understanding of God.
* Pray for God to make a way, through the NBI or another method, to provide His Word in the Lungalunga language.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Lungalunga
People Name in Country Lungalunga
Population in Papua New Guinea 900
World Population 900
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Minigir
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Lungalunga
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 13729
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East New Britain Province, Gazelle Peninsula, Ataliklikun Bay, Lungalunga village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Lungalunga: Minigir (900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Lungalunga: Minigir 900
For Primary Language: Lungalunga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 24.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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