Country: French Polynesia

Number of People Groups

13

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

283,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

83.7%

% Evangelical

5.75%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.6%
(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
Est. Workers
Needed *
Chinese-Tahitian Creole 300 300 Tahitian Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
 Cook Islands Maori 1,800 78,000 Cook Islands Maori Christianity 96.00 % 15.00 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 92.00 % 6.00 % -
 Euronesian 27,000 122,000 French Christianity 97.00 % 16.00 % -
 French 148,000 49,832,000 French Christianity 73.00 % 1.50 % -
Mangarevan 1,400 1,400 Mangareva Christianity 83.00 % 16.00 % -
Marquesan, North 6,100 6,300 Marquesan, North Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % -
 Marquesan, South 3,300 3,300 Marquesan, South Christianity 78.00 % 15.00 % -
Pitcairner, Norfolk Unknown 1,200 Pitcairn-Norfolk Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 % -
Rapa 500 500 Rapa Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tahitian 71,000 80,000 Tahitian Christianity 96.75 % 5.50 % -
 Tuamotuan, Paumotu 16,000 16,000 Tuamotuan Christianity 93.00 % 15.00 % -
Tubuaian, Austral 8,100 8,100 Austral Christianity 88.00 % 16.00 % -
  Totals:  13 283,000       0   83.67 % 5.75 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 6,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 289,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   283,000 13 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 % 0
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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
Austral aut 1 0
Cook Islands Maori rar 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
Mangareva mrv 1 0 Bible Portions
Marquesan, North mrq 1 0 New Testament
Marquesan, South mqm 1 0 Bible Portions
Pitcairn-Norfolk pih 1 0
Rapa ray 1 0 Bible Portions
Tahitian tah 2 0 Complete Bible
Tuamotuan pmt 1 0 Bible Portions
Unknown xxx 1 0
Totals: 11 13 0   2 1 2 5 1

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.8 %)
83.7 %
Ethnic Religions
1.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.0 %
Non-Religious
13.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.5 %
Orthodox
0.9 %
Other Christian
4.5 %
Protestant
26.3 %
Roman Catholic
65.7 %
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 French Polynesia. 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 French Polynesia
  • Christian ministry in French Polynesia
  • 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 French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia Size
French Polynesia Statistics
People Groups 13
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 283,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.0%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 83.7%
Percent Evangelical 5.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.6%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 56%
Continent Oceania
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code FP
Official Language(s) FrenchTahitian
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 5,700
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
French Polynesia Prayer Cards

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