Tahitian in French Polynesia





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People Name General Tahitian
People Name in Country Tahitian
Population in French Polynesia 70,000
World Population 79,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Pacific Islanders
People Cluster Polynesian
People Name General Tahitian
Ethnic Code MPY55f
People ID 15183
Country French Polynesia
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Society Islands and some islands in the Tuamotus including the Mihiroa group.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tahitian (70,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tahitian 70,000
For Primary Language: Tahitian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1861)
New Testament Yes   (1829-1988)
Complete Bible Yes   (1838-1913)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Tahitian Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.50 %)
96.75 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.25 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
1.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
14.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source: Eilert Larstorp Paulsen  
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