Tagula, Sud Est in Papua New Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Tagula only in Papua New Guinea
Population
4,200
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Sudest is one of Papua New Guinea’s 830 languages. Sudest Island, in Milne Bay Province, is actually a mountaintop in a range that extends far into the ocean to the southeast of Papua New Guinea. It is accessible only by a 220-mile boat trip from the port town of Alotau. Sudest is a tight-knit community of 17 small villages of approximately 100 people each. In this matrilineal society, women carry great influence and are held in high regard.

This translation project began in 1985. Solomon Joshua, a local translator, worked closely with an SIL team, drafting the entire New Testament and parts of the Old Testament.

But just five years before typesetting the New Testament, Solomon died. In 2012 SIL asked The Seed Company to partner with this very small people group to ensure that the project would continue and move to completion. Now they are making all the preparations for the dedication July 5, 2015!

Workers plan to produce audio versions of the New Testament, Bible studies, other related material and portions of the Old Testament. Two denominations are eager to help provide personnel who will help test the drafts and give the team valuable feedback. The churches can hardly wait to have the New Testament and look forward to the dedication and distribution of them in July.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Tagula
People Name in Country Tagula, Sud Est
Population in Papua New Guinea 4,200
World Population 4,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Rambuso, Sud Est
People ID 15179
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Milne Bay Province, Yama-Yele District, Tagula Island, west of Rossel Island, end of Calvados chain.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Papua New Guinea
Region South Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Milne Bay Province, Yama-Yele District, Tagula Island, west of Rossel Island, end of Calvados chain.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Sudest (4,200 speakers)
Language Code: tgo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sudest (4,200 speakers)
Language Code: tgo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Sudest

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2009)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.00 %)
98.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
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 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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