Southeast Ambrym in Vanuatu

The Southeast Ambrym have only been reported in Vanuatu
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Home for the Southeast Ambrym is Vanuatu, a nation of 80 islands. The land passes through generations as birthright. For substance crops families raise yams, taro and vegetables and harvest coconuts to sell. Almost all claim Christianity but many believe in harnessing power from created objects and performing rituals or using divination for prosperity and health.

In the early 20th century, English and French cotton and coconut plantations dominated the volcanic islands that form Vanuatu. During that period, a Christian worker arrived with his family on the island of Paama. Over time, he shared the Gospel with the neighboring island of Ambrym.

One by one, the chiefs put aside violence and sorcery and embraced Christianity. But without the foundation of God's Word in the languages of these populations, fear of sorcery and belief in spirits resurfaced as common practice.

A recent network of churches is working together to complete translation of Scripture in Southeast Ambrym dialect. Church leaders are excited and already plan to produce training materials and discipleship courses.

Bible portions are translated in their language. Both print and audio Scripture materials will be produced, making God's Word quickly available to as many people as possible. The finishing touches will be applied to prepare for print and for audio production during this final phase.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Ambrym, Southeast in Vanuatu.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ambrym, Southeast
People Name in Country Ambrym, Southeast
Natural Name Southeast Ambrym
Alternate Names Southeast Ambrym
Population this Country 6,500
Population all Countries 6,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10286
ROP3 Code 100276
ROP25 Code 300268
ROP25 Name Ambrym
Country Vanuatu
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malampa province: southeast Ambrym island.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Vanuatu
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Malampa province: southeast Ambrym island..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 43.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Ambrym, Southeast
Language Code tvk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ambrym, Southeast
Language Code tvk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ambrym, Southeast
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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