Belagar, Tereweng in Indonesia

Joshua Project has identified the Belagar only in Indonesia
Population
19,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Pura (also known as Blagar) live in the far southwestern islands of Indonesia knowa as Nusa Tenggara. Most people who speak Pura are fishermen and small farmers, growing or catching enough on their island to provide for their families. Aid organizations are active in the region, but the primary focus of those offering aid is on common diseases and other issues of poverty and health.

Translation of Scripture is planned and scripture in their mother-tongue will help pastors connect people’s daily struggles with real answers found in the Gospel. It will foster personal spiritual growth and challenge remaining animistic beliefs that are still a problem for some people in this group. Scripture in their language will also encourage evangelistic outreach by the Pura church.

It is possible that this initial translation will be the catalyst for projects in eight additional area languages where Scripture is needed.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Missionaries brought Christianity to the Pura people decades ago, establishing both Protestant and Catholic traditions in the area. Approximately 80% of all Pura attend church and consider themselves Christians. However, because they have had very little Scripture in their language, they do not readily connect faith with their daily problems.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Belagar
People Name in Country Belagar, Tereweng
Population in Indonesia 19,000
World Population 19,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tereweng
People ID 10771
ROP3 Code 101218
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lesser Sundas, East Pantar, north Pura, south Ternate islands   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Lesser Sundas, East Pantar, north Pura, south Ternate islands.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Blagar (19,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: beu   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Blagar (19,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: beu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Blagar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
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
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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