Country: Vanuatu

Number of People Groups

110

People Groups Unreached

0

Total Population

263,000

Unreached Population

0

% Professing Christian

91.7%

% Evangelical

41.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Ahamb 1,000 1,000 Axamb Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Akei, Tasikiri 1,500 1,500 Akei Christianity 97.0 % 45.0 %
Ambae, East 6,800 6,800 Ambae, East Christianity 95.0 % 41.0 %
 Ambae, West, Opa 12,000 12,000 Ambae, West Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
Amblong 300 300 Amblong Christianity 96.0 % 39.0 %
Ambrym Islanders, North 7,200 7,200 Ambrym, North Christianity 90.0 % 43.0 %
Ambrym, Southeast 5,000 5,000 Ambrym, Southeast Christianity 95.0 % 43.0 %
Aneityumese, Aneiteum 1,200 1,200 Aneityum Christianity 95.0 % 45.0 %
 Anglo-Australian 2,400 16,990,000 English Christianity 70.0 % 22.0 %
 Aulua Bay 1,200 1,200 Aulua Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
Baetora, Nasawa 1,800 1,800 Baetora Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Baiap, South Ambrym 1,600 1,600 Daakaka Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Baki 500 500 Baki Christianity 100.0 % 44.0 %
Bierebo 1,100 1,100 Bierebo Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Bieria 100 100 Bieria Christianity 85.0 % 7.0 %
Big Nambas 4,600 4,600 V'enen Taut Christianity 93.0 % 42.0 %
Burmbar, Vartavo 1,200 1,200 Banam Bay Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Butmas-Tur 1,200 1,200 Butmas-Tur Christianity 90.0 % 41.0 %
Craig Cove, Fali 1,600 1,600 Lonwolwol Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Language Unknown Christianity 94.0 % 45.9 %
Dixon Reef 100 100 Dixon Reef Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
 Efate, Northern 12,000 12,000 Efate, North Christianity 92.0 % 42.0 %
 Efate, Southern 8,200 8,200 Efate, South Christianity 93.0 % 43.0 %
Emae, Mae 500 500 Emae Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
 Erromangan, Sie 2,600 2,600 Sie Christianity 94.0 % 44.0 %
Eton 1,000 1,000 Eton Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Fijian 800 397,000 Fijian Christianity 65.0 % 25.2 %
Fortsenal 600 600 Fortsenal E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 26.0 %
 French 2,800 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
Futunan, West 2,000 2,000 Futuna-Aniwa Christianity 88.0 % 42.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 600 860,021,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.0 % 5.7 %
 Hano, Lamalanga 8,900 8,900 Hano Christianity 96.0 % 45.0 %
 Katbol 8,900 8,900 Avava Christianity 89.0 % 40.0 %
Kiribertese, Gilbertese 800 120,000 Kiribati Christianity 99.0 % 7.2 %
Koro 200 200 Koro Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Kwamera 4,800 4,800 Kwamera Christianity 95.0 % 44.0 %
Lakon 900 900 Lakon Christianity 100.0 % 44.0 %
 Lamenu 1,200 1,200 Lamenu Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Larevat 900 900 Larevat Christianity 96.0 % 44.0 %
Lehali, Teqel 400 400 Lehali Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Lehalurup 300 300 Loyop Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Lelepa 700 700 Lelepa Christianity 90.0 % 40.0 %
Lenakel 13,000 13,000 Lenakel Christianity 85.0 % 40.0 %
 Letemboi, Small Nambas 1,100 1,100 Letemboi E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 12.0 %
Lingarak, Bushman's Bay 1,700 1,700 Neverver Christianity 96.0 % 42.0 %
Lorediakarkar 1,200 1,200 Lorediakarkar E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 16.0 %
Mae 1,400 1,400 Mae Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Maewo, Central 1,900 1,900 Maewo, Central Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Mafea 300 300 Mafea Christianity 70.0 % 34.0 %
 Maii, Mafilau 200 200 Maii Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Malmariv 500 500 Tiale E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 18.0 %
Malo, Ataripoe 5,500 5,500 Malo Christianity 97.0 % 44.0 %
Malua Bay, Middle Nambas 700 700 Malua Bay Christianity 98.0 % 43.0 %
Marino, Big Bay 1,900 1,900 Marino Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Maskelyne Islander 1,500 1,500 Maskelynes Christianity 96.0 % 40.0 %
Mele-Fila 4,800 4,800 Mele-Fila Christianity 97.0 % 40.0 %
Merei, Lamenten 800 800 Merei E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 14.0 %
 Merelava-Merig 2,100 2,100 Mwerlap Christianity 93.0 % 45.0 %
Mewun, Labo 1,500 1,500 Ninde Christianity 95.0 % 44.0 %
Moruas, Vetumboso 300 300 Morouas Christianity 97.0 % 21.0 %
 Mosin 1,400 1,400 Vures Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Mota 1,200 1,200 Mota Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Motalava, Motlav 3,000 3,000 Mwotlap Christianity 96.0 % 44.0 %
Mpotovoro 600 600 Mpotovoro Christianity 98.0 % 46.0 %
 Namakura 5,100 5,100 Namakura Christianity 93.0 % 42.0 %
Napuanmen Tannese 10,000 10,000 Whitesands Christianity 87.0 % 39.0 %
Narango 400 400 Narango Christianity 60.0 % 27.0 %
Navut 1,100 1,100 Navut E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 20.0 %
New Caledonian 2,800 100,000 French Christianity 81.0 % 38.0 %
Nokuku 400 400 Nokuku Christianity 98.0 % 46.0 %
Nume 1,200 1,200 Nume Christianity 90.0 % 40.0 %
Paama 9,000 9,000 Paama Christianity 95.0 % 42.0 %
 Piamatsina 300 300 Piamatsina E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 44.0 %
Polonombauk 600 600 Polonombauk Christianity 95.0 % 43.0 %
Port Sandwich 1,600 1,600 Port Sandwich Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Port Vato 1,800 1,800 Port Vato Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Raga, Central 10,000 10,000 Apma Christianity 98.0 % 43.0 %
Repanbitip 200 200 Repanbitip Christianity 90.0 % 41.0 %
Rerep 800 800 Rerep Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Roroia 100 100 Roria E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 16.0 %
Sa 3,400 3,400 Sa Christianity 100.0 % 48.0 %
Sakau 5,500 5,500 Sakao Christianity 95.0 % 40.0 %
Seke 800 800 Seke Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Shark Bay 600 600 Shark Bay Christianity 75.0 % 22.0 %
Sinesip, South West Bay 500 500 Nahavaq Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
 Tahitian 600 78,000 Tahitian Christianity 100.0 % 22.0 %
Tambotalo 100 100 Tambotalo Christianity 81.0 % 28.0 %
Tana, North 6,800 6,800 Tanna, North Christianity 93.0 % 45.0 %
Tana, Southwest 6,800 6,800 Tanna, Southwest Christianity 92.0 % 42.0 %
 Tangoa 1,100 1,100 Tangoa Christianity 99.0 % 46.0 %
Tasiko, Lewo 3,000 3,000 Lewo Christianity 100.0 % 48.0 %
Tasmate 300 300 Tasmate Christianity 90.0 % 39.0 %
Tolomako 1,200 1,200 Tolomako Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
Toman Islander, Malvaxal 700 700 Naha'ai Christianity 98.0 % 44.0 %
Tooga, Southern Torres Islander 700 700 Lo-Toga Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Torres Islander, Northern 200 200 Hiw Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
Tutuba 700 700 Tutuba Christianity 93.0 % 42.0 %
Unua 1,000 1,000 Unua Christianity 97.0 % 42.0 %
Uripiv-Atchin 9,500 9,500 Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin Christianity 95.0 % 42.0 %
Valpei 600 600 Valpei Christianity 96.0 % 41.0 %
 Vanuatu Melanesian, Detribalized 6,800 21,000 Bislama Christianity 96.0 % 43.0 %
Vao 2,600 2,600 Vao Christianity 90.0 % 44.0 %
Vatrata, Vanua Lava 400 400 Vera'a Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Vietnamese 1,300 83,742,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
Vinmavis 800 800 Neve'ei Christianity 97.0 % 44.0 %
Vunapu 800 800 Vunapu Christianity 94.0 % 43.0 %
Wailapa 200 200 Wailapa Christianity 90.0 % 40.0 %
Wallisian, East Uvean 1,100 35,000 Wallisian Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
 Wetamut 200 200 Dorig Christianity 100.0 % 46.0 %
Wusi 400 400 Wusi Christianity 92.0 % 40.0 %
  Totals:  110 263,000 0       91.7 % 41.1 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 2,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 265,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 41.1 %)
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
2.7 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
73.5 %
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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