Lungalunga in Papua New Guinea

The Lungalunga have only been reported in Papua New Guinea
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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Introduction / History

Ataliklikun Bay is the colourful geographic centre of the Lungalunga community. Not far to the east and easily accessible by road lies the socioeconomic hub formed by Kokopo and Rabaul towns. Many ethnolinguistic groups mix in this wider area, yet the Lungalunga community maintains strong internal solidarity. The community originated in New Ireland
Province, migrating to East New Britain reportedly in the 1700s. The nickname Lungalunga , given to the community by outsiders who could not understand their language, migrated with them. The name means crazy, community members say with a laugh, explaining that it's too ingrained to change.

While many ethnic Lungalungas have married into communities that don't speak the traditional Lungalunga language, there
are villages (green areas on map) where Lungalunga is the language known best. SIL seeks to come alongside the Lungalunga
community through a programme called the New Britain Initiative (NBI). If developed, this programme would focus on training Papua New Guineans in translation practices and then mentor teams of national translators as they work on the New Testament. The Lungalunga people want to read God's word in their own tongue and are enthusiastic about the prospect of being involved in this programme.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Lungalunga in Papua New Guinea.

* Pray for pastors of churches in the Lungalunga area to understand and teach the Word of God well.
* Pray for SIL leadership to have wisdom in planning the NBI.
* Pray for the Lungalunga people to grow in their understanding of God.
* Pray for God to make a way, through the NBI or another method, to provide His Word in the Lungalunga language.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Lungalunga
People Name in Country Lungalunga
World Population 1,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Minigir
People ID 13729
ROP3 Code 106650
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East New Britain province: Ataliklikun bay, Lungalunga and Vunamarita villages on Gazelle peninsula.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East New Britain province: Ataliklikun bay, Lungalunga and Vunamarita villages on Gazelle peninsula..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Lungalunga (1,000 speakers)
Language Code vmg   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Minigir
Dialect Code 14096   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lungalunga (1,000 speakers)
Language Code vmg   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Minigir
Dialect Code 14096   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lungalunga

Primary Language:  Lungalunga

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 24.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source Anonymous  
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