Country: Northern Mariana Islands

Number of People Groups

11

People Groups Unreached

1 (9.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

56,000

Population in Unreached

900 (1.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

75.3%

% Evangelical

16.92%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 6,100 191,659,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 37.74 % -
Carolinian 2,200 5,300 Carolinian Christianity 95.00 % 11.00 % -
 Chamorro 21,000 108,000 Chamorro Christianity 99.00 % 18.28 % -
 Deaf 300 46,968,000 Language unknown Christianity 85.20 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 11,000 37,887,000 Tagalog Christianity 99.00 % 16.98 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 11,000 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 7.44 % -
 Japanese 900 124,370,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Korean 2,000 80,716,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
Palauan 1,400 19,000 Palauan Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 % -
Tanapag Unknown Unknown Tanapag Christianity 96.00 % 6.00 % -
Woleaian 200 2,100 Woleaian Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  11 56,000         1 75.25 % 16.92 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 1,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 57,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   56,000 11 1 9.1 % 900 1.6 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 516,369.6 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 1,346,296.4 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 358,787.5 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 207,651.8 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
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
Carolinian cal 1 0 Translation Started
Chamorro cha 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Palauan pau 1 0 New Testament
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tanapag tpv 1 0 Unspecified
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Woleaian woe 1 0 Translation Started
Totals: 11 11 1   5 6 7 6 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
7.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.9 %)
75.3 %
Ethnic Religions
7.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
8.9 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
6.1 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
3.5 %
Protestant
24.5 %
Roman Catholic
64.9 %
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 Northern Mariana Islands. 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 Northern Mariana Islands
  • Christian ministry in Northern Mariana Islands
  • 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 Northern Mariana Islands or Australia and 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.

Northern Mariana Islands Statistics
People Groups 11
Unreached People Groups 1  (9.1%)
Population 56,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.8%
Population in Unreached 900  (1.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 75.3%
Percent Evangelical 16.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 92%
Continent Oceania
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code CQ
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 97%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,700
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
Northern Mariana Islands Prayer Cards

Northern Mariana Islands prayer cards.

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Northern Mariana Islands Links
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Northern Mariana Islands Maps
Language Map (Ethnologue)
Perry-Castaneda Map Collection

* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.