Fiu, Kwara'ae in Solomon Islands

The Fiu, Kwara'ae have only been reported in Solomon Islands
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Fiu
People Name in Country Fiu, Kwara'ae
Alternate Names Kwaraae; Kwara'ae
Population this Country 60,000
Population all Countries 60,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11214
ROP3 Code 116231
ROP25 Code 302423
ROP25 Name Fiu, Kwara'ae
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 Religion: Christianity
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 %
Primary Language Kwara'ae (60,000 speakers)
Language Code kwf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kwara'ae (60,000 speakers)
Language Code kwf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kwara'ae
Profile Source Anonymous 
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