Country: Cook Islands

Number of People Groups

7

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

18,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

97.7%

% Evangelical

13.60%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.4%
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 *
 Anglo-New Zealander 700 3,509,000 English Christianity 79.60 % 23.00 % -
 Cook Islands Maori 13,000 78,000 Cook Islands Maori Christianity 98.93 % 14.41 % -
 Euronesian, Part-Maori 800 125,000 English Christianity 100.00 % 12.00 % -
Niuean 200 27,000 Niue Christianity 96.00 % 10.00 % -
 Penrhyn, Tongareva 300 300 Penrhyn Christianity 98.25 % 8.00 % -
 Pukapuka 1,000 5,800 Pukapuka Christianity 99.87 % 8.00 % -
 Rakahanga-Manihiki 1,900 5,600 Rakahanga-Manihiki Christianity 93.75 % 9.61 % -
  Totals:  7 18,000         0 97.65 % 13.60 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 0                
  UN Country Population (2019) 18,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   18,000 7 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,606,483.3 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 4,188,477.8 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 1,116,227.8 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 646,027.8 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
18,000
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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
Cook Islands Maori rar 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Niue niu 1 0 Complete Bible
Penrhyn pnh 1 0 Unspecified
Pukapuka pkp 1 0 Translation Started
Rakahanga-Manihiki rkh 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 6 7 0   2 1 2 3 1

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.6 %)
97.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
1.9 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.8 %
Independent
2.4 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
12.6 %
Protestant
67.2 %
Roman Catholic
16.7 %
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 Cook 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 Cook Islands
  • Christian ministry in Cook 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 Cook 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.

In Cook Islands Size
Cook Islands Statistics
People Groups 7
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 18,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 97.7%
Percent Evangelical 13.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.4%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 75%
Continent Oceania
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code CW
Official Language(s) EnglishMaori
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 900
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
Cook Islands Prayer Cards

Cook Islands prayer cards.

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Cook Islands Links
Operation World
World Factbook
Ethnologue Language Listing
God Reports (stories from the field)
Cook 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.