Country: Cook Islands

Number of People Groups

7

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

21,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Literacy Rate

95 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

97.7%

% Evangelical

11.70%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Anglo-New Zealander 800 3,450,000 English Christianity 79.60 % 23.00 %
 Cook Islands Maori 15,000 78,000 Cook Islands Maori Christianity 98.93 % 12.00 %
 Euronesian, Part-Maori 1,000 122,000 English Christianity 100.00 % 12.00 %
Niuean 200 26,000 Niue Christianity 96.00 % 10.00 %
 Penrhyn, Tongareva 400 400 Penrhyn Christianity 98.25 % 8.00 %
 Pukapuka 1,100 5,700 Pukapuka Christianity 99.87 % 8.00 %
 Rakahanga-Manihiki 2,300 5,900 Rakahanga-Manihiki Christianity 93.75 % 8.00 %
  Totals:  7 21,000       0   97.67 % 11.70 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 0              
  UN Country Population (2017) 21,000              
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Prayer Cards
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Cook Islands Maori rar 1 0 Complete
English eng 2 0 Complete
Niue niu 1 0 Complete
Penrhyn pnh 1 0
Pukapuka pkp 1 0
Rakahanga-Manihiki rkh 1 0
Totals: 6 7 0   2 1 1 3 1

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.7 %)
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 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 Cook Islands Size
Cook Islands Statistics
People Groups 7
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 21,000
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Urbanization 74%
Continent Oceania
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code CW
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language Maori
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 97.7%
Percent Evangelical 11.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
Cook Islands Prayer Cards

Cook Islands prayer cards.

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