Lingarak, Bushman's Bay in Vanuatu

Joshua Project has identified the Lingarak only in Vanuatu
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Introduction / History

The Bushman's Bay people originated from a native tribe known as Sahan. This tribe is composed of various clans that spoke the traditional language Neverver. Christianity arrived in the 1800's. They named their new village Lingarak in 1948. However as time passed other clans from nearby lands migrated to live with them. These tribe continued to exist through generations and grew in number to the present day.

Where Are they Located?

Their village is located in the southwest part of the Pacific in a tiny island country called Vanuatu. It is situated on the central part of Malekula. They live on the second largest island in Vanuatu.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Economically these people depend on copra (the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut) and cocoa for income. However, subsistence farming still remains the fundamental activity they engage in. The people are friendly and kind while living in comfort, peace and justice due to their respect for religious leaders, chiefs and high-ranking people in the community. Most people live in concrete buildings and live simple lives. All they need is abundant (food, air, water, shelter, etc.) and it's all free.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The entire population is Christian in a sense that they believe there is a higher power (God) that foresees all that is happening in this world. The impact of Christianity has influenced all the indigenous there to focus more of their belief on the Bible and no other power.

What Are Their Needs?

There is a lack of education among all of their young people.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lingarak
People Name in Country Lingarak, Bushman's Bay
Population in Vanuatu 1,700
World Population 1,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per
Alternate Names Bushman's Bay
People ID 13069
ROP3 Code 105786
Country Vanuatu
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malampa province: Malekula.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vanuatu
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malampa province: Malekula..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Neverver (1,700 speakers)   (People group listing)
Language Code: lgk   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Neverver (1,700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lgk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Neverver

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 42.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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