Country: French Polynesia

Number of People Groups

15

People Groups Unreached

0

Total Population

263,000

Unreached Population

0

% Professing Christian

83.6%

% Evangelical

5.0 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Chinese-Tahitian Creole 300 Tahitian Christianity 55.0 % 7.0 %
 Cook Islands Maori, Rarotongan 1,700 Rarotongan Christianity 96.0 % 15.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 92.0 % 6.0 %
 Euronesian 26,000 French Christianity 97.0 % 16.0 %
 French 146,000 French Christianity 73.0 % 1.0 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 1,100 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
Mangarevan 600 Mangareva Christianity 83.0 % 16.0 %
Marquesan, North 6,000 Marquesan, North Christianity 90.0 % 18.0 %
 Marquesan, South 3,000 Marquesan, South Christianity 78.0 % 15.0 %
Pitcairner, Norfolk Unknown Pitcairn-Norfolk Christianity 100.0 % 6.0 %
Rapa 300 Rapa Christianity 100.0 % 6.0 %
 Rapa Nui, Easter Islander 600 Rapa Nui Christianity 88.0 % 4.0 %
 Tahitian 70,000 Tahitian Christianity 96.8 % 5.5 %
 Tuamotuan, Paumotu 4,400 Tuamotuan Christianity 93.0 % 15.0 %
Tubuaian, Austral 3,300 Austral Christianity 88.0 % 16.0 %
  Totals:  15 263,000 0     83.6 % 5.0 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 21,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 284,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.0 %)
83.6 %
Ethnic Religions
1.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.0 %
Non-Religious
13.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.2 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
4.8 %
Protestant
24.6 %
Roman Catholic
67.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in French Polynesia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in French Polynesia
  • Christian ministry in French Polynesia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in French Polynesia or South Pacific. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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