Rossel Islander, Bou in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Rossel Islander only in Papua New Guinea





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People Name General Rossel Islander
People Name in Country Rossel Islander, Bou
Population in Papua New Guinea 6,700
World Population 6,700
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bou
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster New Guinea
People Name General Rossel Islander
Ethnic Code AON09b
People ID 14578
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Milne Bay Province, Misima District, Rossel Island at Calvados chain east end; 500 in Port Moresby and Alotau.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yele (6,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yele 6,700
For Primary Language: Yele

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1982-2002)
New Testament Yes   (1987-1997)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: The New Testament in the Rossel Language, also called Text / Printed Matter
Scripture MP3 files - download Audio Recordings
Scripture text - download Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
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 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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