Country: Vanuatu

Number of People Groups

112

People Groups Unreached

0

Total Population

258,000

Unreached Population

0

% Christian Adherent

91.7%

% Evangelical

41.0 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Ahamb 1,000 Axamb Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Akei, Tasikiri 1,500 Akei Christianity 97.0 % 45.0 %
Ambae, East 6,700 Ambae, East Christianity 95.0 % 41.0 %
 Ambae, West, Opa 11,000 Ambae, West Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
Amblong 300 Amblong Christianity 96.0 % 39.0 %
Ambrym Islanders, North 7,000 Ambrym, North Christianity 90.0 % 43.0 %
Ambrym, Southeast 4,900 Ambrym, Southeast Christianity 95.0 % 43.0 %
Aneityumese, Aneiteum 1,200 Aneityum Christianity 95.0 % 45.0 %
 Anglo-Australian 2,300 English Christianity 70.0 % 22.0 %
 Aulua Bay 1,200 Aulua Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
Baetora, Nasawa 1,800 Baetora Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Baiap, South Ambrym 1,600 Daakaka Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Baki 500 Baki Christianity 100.0 % 44.0 %
Bierebo 1,100 Bierebo Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Big Nambas 4,500 V'enen Taut Christianity 93.0 % 42.0 %
 British 300 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
Burmbar, Vartavo 1,200 Banam Bay Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Butmas-Tur 1,100 Butmas-Tur Christianity 90.0 % 41.0 %
Craig Cove, Fali 1,600 Lonwolwol Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 94.0 % 0.0 %
Dixon Reef 100 Dixon Reef Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
 Efate, Northern 12,000 Efate, North Christianity 92.0 % 42.0 %
 Efate, Southern 8,000 Efate, South Christianity 93.0 % 43.0 %
Emae, Mae 500 Emae Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
 Erromangan, Sie 2,500 Sie Christianity 94.0 % 44.0 %
Eton 900 Eton Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Fijian 800 Fijian Christianity 65.0 % 25.2 %
Fortsenal 600 Fortsenal E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 26.0 %
 French 2,800 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
Futunan, West 2,000 Futuna-Aniwa Christianity 88.0 % 42.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 600 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.0 % 5.7 %
 Hano, Lamalanga 8,700 Hano Christianity 96.0 % 45.0 %
 Katbol 8,700 Avava Christianity 89.0 % 40.0 %
Kiribertese, Gilbertese 800 Kiribati Christianity 99.0 % 7.2 %
Koro 200 Koro Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Kwamera 4,700 Kwamera Christianity 95.0 % 44.0 %
Lakon 900 Lakon Christianity 100.0 % 44.0 %
 Lamenu 1,100 Lamenu Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Larevat 900 Larevat Christianity 96.0 % 44.0 %
Lehali, Teqel 400 Lehali Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Lehalurup 300 Loyop Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Lelepa 700 Lelepa Christianity 90.0 % 40.0 %
Lenakel 13,000 Lenakel Christianity 85.0 % 40.0 %
 Letemboi, Small Nambas 1,100 Letemboi E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 12.0 %
Lingarak, Bushman's Bay 1,700 Neverver Christianity 96.0 % 42.0 %
Lorediakarkar 1,100 Lorediakarkar E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 16.0 %
Mae 1,300 Mae Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Maewo, Central 1,900 Maewo, Central Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Mafea 300 Mafea Christianity 70.0 % 34.0 %
 Maii, Mafilau 200 Maii Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Malmariv 500 Tiale E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 18.0 %
Malo, Ataripoe 5,300 Malo Christianity 97.0 % 44.0 %
Malua Bay, Middle Nambas 700 Malua Bay Christianity 98.0 % 43.0 %
Marino, Big Bay 1,900 Marino Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Maskelyne Islander 1,500 Maskelynes Christianity 96.0 % 40.0 %
Mele-Fila 4,700 Mele-Fila Christianity 97.0 % 40.0 %
Merei, Lamenten 800 Merei E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 14.0 %
Merelava-Merig 2,100 Mwerlap Christianity 93.0 % 45.0 %
Mewun, Labo 1,500 Ninde Christianity 95.0 % 44.0 %
Moruas, Vetumboso 300 Morouas Christianity 97.0 % 21.0 %
 Mosin 1,400 Vures Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Mota 1,200 Mota Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Motalava, Motlav 2,900 Mwotlap Christianity 96.0 % 44.0 %
Mpotovoro 600 Mpotovoro Christianity 98.0 % 46.0 %
 Namakura 5,000 Namakura Christianity 93.0 % 42.0 %
Napuanmen Tannese 10,000 Whitesands Christianity 87.0 % 39.0 %
Narango 400 Narango Christianity 60.0 % 27.0 %
Navut 1,100 Navut E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 20.0 %
New Caledonian 2,700 French Christianity 81.0 % 38.0 %
Nokuku 400 Nokuku Christianity 98.0 % 46.0 %
Nume 1,200 Nume Christianity 90.0 % 40.0 %
Paama 8,800 Paama Christianity 95.0 % 42.0 %
 Piamatsina 300 Piamatsina E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 44.0 %
Polonombauk 600 Polonombauk Christianity 95.0 % 43.0 %
Port Sandwich 1,600 Port Sandwich Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Port Vato 1,700 Port Vato Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Raga, Central 10,000 Apma Christianity 98.0 % 43.0 %
Repanbitip 200 Repanbitip Christianity 90.0 % 41.0 %
Rerep 800 Rerep Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Roroia 100 Roria E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 16.0 %
Sa 3,300 Sa Christianity 100.0 % 48.0 %
Sakau 5,300 Sakao Christianity 95.0 % 40.0 %
 Samoan 300 Samoan Christianity 97.0 % 18.0 %
Seke 800 Seke Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Shark Bay 600 Shark Bay Christianity 75.0 % 22.0 %
Sinesip, South West Bay 500 Nahavaq Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
 Tahitian 600 Tahitian Christianity 100.0 % 22.0 %
Tambotalo 100 Tambotalo Christianity 81.0 % 28.0 %
Tana, North 6,700 Tanna, North Christianity 93.0 % 45.0 %
Tana, Southwest 6,700 Tanna, Southwest Christianity 92.0 % 42.0 %
 Tangoa 1,100 Tangoa Christianity 99.0 % 46.0 %
Tasiko, Lewo 2,900 Lewo Christianity 100.0 % 48.0 %
Tasmate 300 Tasmate Christianity 90.0 % 39.0 %
Tolomako 1,200 Tolomako Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
Toman Islander, Malvaxal 700 Naha'ai Christianity 98.0 % 44.0 %
Tongan 300 Tongan Christianity 96.0 % 15.5 %
Tooga, Southern Torres Islander 700 Lo-Toga Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Torres Islander, Northern 200 Hiw Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Tutuba 700 Tutuba Christianity 93.0 % 42.0 %
Unua 1,000 Unua Christianity 97.0 % 42.0 %
Uripiv-Atchin 9,300 Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin Christianity 95.0 % 42.0 %
Valpei 600 Valpei Christianity 96.0 % 41.0 %
 Vanuatu Melanesian, Detribalized 6,600 Bislama Christianity 96.0 % 43.0 %
Vao 2,500 Vao Christianity 90.0 % 44.0 %
Vatrata, Vanua Lava 400 Vera'a Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Vietnamese 1,200 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
Vinmavis 800 Neve'ei Christianity 97.0 % 44.0 %
Vunapu 800 Vunapu Christianity 94.0 % 43.0 %
Wailapa 200 Wailapa Christianity 90.0 % 40.0 %
Wallisian, East Uvean 1,100 Wallisian Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
 Wetamut 200 Dorig Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Wusi 400 Wusi Christianity 92.0 % 40.0 %
  Totals:  112 258,000 0     91.7 % 41.0 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 41.0 %)
91.7 %
Ethnic Religions
4.9 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
1.2 %
Other / Small Religions
1.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
11.8 %
Independent
2.8 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
73.4 %
Roman Catholic
11.6 %
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 Vanuatu. 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 Vanuatu
  • Christian ministry in Vanuatu
  • 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 Vanuatu 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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