Baeggu in Solomon Islands

The Baeggu have only been reported in Solomon Islands
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Baeggu people live on the northern end of Malaita in the Solomon Islands. Since the early 1900s, when Christian workers first arrived here, most consider themselves Christians. Despite that profession, many still perform rituals and keep rules to ensure good health, prosperity or abundant crops. These are holdovers from the animist roots in the culture.

Because the local economy is weak, Baeggu families struggle to find resources for school fees. Their community has little access to health services. Farming and fishing provide basic essentials.
Some families are able to send their children to boarding school in a larger city after sixth grade. Though this provides young adults with a valuable secondary education, few skilled jobs exist in the tight urban job market. Graduates are reluctant to return to the rural occupations of their parents. This mixture of circumstances is creating a jobless generation.

Many Baeggu speakers don't understand the Bible in English. They have a vague idea, guessing at the interpretation of what they hear in church. Many Malaitans are hungry for truth, seeking out "fresh revelation," which opens doors for teachers who have their own agendas. Baeggu believers need to be able to discern for themselves the truth based on a true understanding of what God's Word actually says.


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Scripture Prayers for the Baeggu in Solomon Islands.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Baeggu
People Name in Country Baeggu
Alternate Names Mbaenggu
Population this Country 11,000
Population all Countries 11,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10551
ROP3 Code 100725
ROP25 Code 300666
ROP25 Name Baeggu
Country Solomon Islands
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malaita province: north Malaita island.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Solomon Islands
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malaita province: north Malaita island..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 31.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Baeggu (11,000 speakers)
Language Code bvd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Baeggu (11,000 speakers)
Language Code bvd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Baeggu
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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