Fataleka in Solomon Islands

Joshua Project has identified the Fataleka only in Solomon Islands
Population
9,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Fataleka people of the Solomon Islands live on the northern end of Malaita Island. Christian workers first arrived in Malaita in the early 1900s. Today, most Fataleka people consider themselves Christians, but many still fear spirits and quietly follow certain rules said to keep them happy. Old traditions, based in these animistic beliefs, still hold heavy sway over their daily activities.

Fataleka speakers provide for their families by farming and fishing. The father is the head of his home, and inheritance is passed through the father's family.

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. Many of the young people who graduate from high school in the city are reluctant to return to farming in their rural home areas. These circumstances are creating a jobless generation.

The literacy rate among the Fataleka is quite low, about half of the population can read and write.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Fataleka
People Name in Country Fataleka
Population in Solomon Islands 9,900
World Population 9,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 11192
ROP3 Code 103006
Country Solomon Islands
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malaita Island   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Solomon Islands
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malaita Island.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Fataleka (9,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: far   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Fataleka (9,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: far   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Fataleka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1980)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Anglican

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 32.00 %)
94.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
5.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
60.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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