Country: American Samoa

Number of People Groups

9

People Groups Unreached

1 (11.1%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

55,000

Population in Unreached

1,000 (1.8%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

95.4%

% Evangelical

21.64%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.8%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 1,100 190,299,000 English Christianity 91.50 % 31.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 95.10 % 21.30 %
 Euronesian 3,800 122,000 English Christianity 96.00 % 26.00 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 700 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 %
 Japanese 1,000 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Korean 500 80,517,000 Korean Christianity 35.00 % 20.00 %
 Samoan 47,000 503,000 Samoan Christianity 98.00 % 22.00 %
Tokelauan Unknown 8,300 Tokelauan Christianity 95.00 % 30.00 %
Tongan 700 221,000 Tongan Christianity 96.10 % 22.00 %
  Totals:  9 55,000       1   95.42 % 21.64 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 1,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 56,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Samoan smo 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tokelauan tkl 1 0 New Testament
Tongan ton 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0
Totals: 8 9 1   6 5 6 6 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.6 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 21.6 %)
95.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
1.8 %
Other / Small Religions
1.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.3 %
Independent
5.8 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
28.7 %
Protestant
50.6 %
Roman Catholic
14.5 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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 American Samoa. 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 American Samoa
  • Christian ministry in American Samoa
  • 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 American Samoa 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.

In American Samoa Size
American Samoa Statistics
People Groups 9
Unreached People Groups 1  (11.1%)
Population 55,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Population in Unreached 1,000  (1.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1 to 2
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 95.4%
Percent Evangelical 21.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.8%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 87%
Continent Oceania
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code AQ
Official National Language Samoan
Secondary National Language English
Literacy Rate 97%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,700
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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