Fiu, Kwara'ae in Solomon Islands

The Fiu have only been reported in Solomon Islands
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Introduction / History

Kwara'ae is the largest indigenous language in the Solomon Islands. The language is spoken by people living in the north-central part of Malaita Island. There are also a large number of Kwara'ae people living in Honiara, the capital of the Solomons on the Island of Guadacanal.

The Kwara'ae people's traditional religion was ancestor worship. They lived in hamlets, in which small groups of brothers worshipped important ancestors at family taboo sites. Before the British came in 1893, there were many inter-clan fights and revenge killings taking place. Many men were armed with guns. The British, however, pacified the area in the 1920s and 1930s. Around 1900, the first Christians arrived in the language area. These men were actually Solomon Islanders' who had been taken away to Australia to work in sugarcane fields. Many of these men became Christians while working in Australia. After a plea for help, two different churches came to start work in Malaita.

In the 1970s a revival broke out in the church of Malaita which caused the church to grow. Today, the churches are all indigenous and there are not many people who follow full-fledged traditional ancestor worship.


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* Scripture Prayers for the Fiu, Kwara'ae in Solomon Islands.


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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-06-07
People Name General Fiu
People Name in Country Fiu, Kwara'ae
Population this Country 54,000
Population all Countries 54,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Kwaraae; Kwara'ae
People ID 11214
ROP3 Code 103031
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: central 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: central Malaita island..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Kwara'ae (54,000 speakers)
Language Code kwf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kwara'ae (54,000 speakers)
Language Code kwf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kwara'ae

Primary Language:  Kwara'ae

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1909-1938)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1961-2019)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kwara'Ae
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Kwara'ae
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 34.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
20.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
55.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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