Tobelo in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Tobelo only in Indonesia





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People Name General Tobelo
People Name in Country Tobelo
Population in Indonesia 35,000
World Population 35,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tobelorese
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Maluku-Northern
People Name General Tobelo
Ethnic Code AON09e
People ID 15521
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North Maluku, north Halmahera Island, Tobelo, Kao, and Jailolo districts; Halmahera Tengah, Maba and Wasile districts; Papua, Sorong, north half of Morotai, coastal areas of Kao Bay and inland, Patani, Weda, Gane, Bacan, Obi, Ambon, Raja Ampat islands.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tobelo (35,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tobelo 35,000
For Primary Language: Tobelo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
51.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
0.00 %
19.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Map Source: West Melanesia  
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