Country: New Caledonia

Number of People Groups

44

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Total Population

262,000

Unreached Population

0 (0.0%)

% Professing Christian

78.5%

% Evangelical

5.83 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

99 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Aeke 300 300 Haeke Christianity 100.00 % 20.00 %
Ajie, Wai 5,900 5,900 Ajie Christianity 100.00 % 17.00 %
Ara 200 200 Arha Christianity 100.00 % 4.00 %
Aragure, Haragure 800 800 Xaragure Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 %
Aro 400 400 Arho Christianity 100.00 % 10.00 %
Aveke 300 300 Haveke Christianity 100.00 % 12.00 %
Bwatoo, Voh-Kone 200 200 Bwatoo Christianity 100.00 % 13.00 %
Caac, Moenebeng 1,300 1,300 Caac Christianity 100.00 % 7.00 %
Camuhi, Camuki 2,800 2,800 Cemuhi Christianity 100.00 % 20.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 81.00 % 7.00 %
Dubea, Drubea 1,300 1,300 Drubea Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 %
 Euronesian 26,000 121,000 French Christianity 91.00 % 9.00 %
Futunian, East 5,000 8,900 Futuna, East Christianity 100.00 % 5.00 %
Fwai 2,000 2,000 Fwai Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 %
Iaian 4,500 4,500 Iaai Christianity 100.00 % 5.00 %
 Italian 8,000 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Javanese, New Caledonian 11,000 11,000 Javanese, New Caledonian Islam 15.00 % 1.00 %
Kwenyi, Kapone 2,400 2,400 Numee Christianity 100.00 % 5.00 %
Lifuan, Dehu 14,000 14,000 Drehu Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 %
Moaeke, Hmwaeke 100 100 Vamale Christianity 100.00 % 11.00 %
Moaveke 200 200 Hmwaveke Christianity 100.00 % 17.00 %
Neku 100 100 Neku Christianity 100.00 % 7.00 %
Nemi 1,000 1,000 Nemi Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 %
Nenema 1,200 1,200 Nelemwa-Nixumwak Christianity 100.00 % 15.00 %
Nengonese, Mare 9,500 9,500 Nengone Christianity 100.00 % 12.00 %
New Caledonian French 100,000 103,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 3.00 %
Njawe, Ubach 1,100 1,100 Jawe Christianity 100.00 % 10.00 %
Nyua-Bonde, Thuanga 2,600 2,600 Yuanga Christianity 100.00 % 3.00 %
Orowe, Boewe 500 500 Orowe Christianity 100.00 % 18.00 %
Pati, Ponerihouen 7,900 7,900 Paici Christianity 100.00 % 11.00 %
Pinje 200 200 Pije Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
Poamei 300 300 Pwaamei Christianity 100.00 % 18.00 %
Poapoa Unknown Unknown Pwapwa Christianity 100.00 % 12.00 %
 Portuguese 800 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Spaniard 2,700 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Tahitian 5,500 79,000 Tahitian Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 %
Tayo, Kaldosh Euronesian 1,000 1,000 Tayo Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
Tiri, Ciri 600 600 Tiri Christianity 100.00 % 5.00 %
Uvean, West 2,400 2,400 Fagauvea Christianity 100.00 % 7.00 %
 Vanuatu Melanesian 2,200 21,000 Bislama Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 %
 Vietnamese 2,600 83,842,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
Wallisian, East Uvean 24,000 35,000 Wallisian Christianity 98.00 % 4.00 %
Xaracuu, Canala 6,300 6,300 Xaracuu Christianity 100.00 % 6.00 %
Yalayu 2,100 2,100 Nyalayu Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
  Totals:  44 262,000       0   78.46 % 5.83 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 4,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 266,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.5 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.8 %)
78.5 %
Ethnic Religions
1.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
2.4 %
Non-Religious
16.1 %
Other / Small Religions
1.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
5.9 %
Orthodox
0.7 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
18.9 %
Roman Catholic
74.1 %
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 New Caledonia. 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 New Caledonia
  • Christian ministry in New Caledonia
  • 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 New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia Size
New Caledonia Statistics
People Groups 44
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 262,000
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Urbanization 70%
Continent Oceania
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code NC
Official National Language French
Literacy Rate 99%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 78.5%
Percent Evangelical 5.8%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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