Country: Vanuatu

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

275,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

91.8%

% Evangelical

41.56%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
(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
 Ahamb 1,100 1,100 Axamb Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
 Akei, Tasikiri 1,600 1,600 Akei Christianity 97.00 % 45.00 %
Ambae, East 7,100 7,100 Ambae, East Christianity 95.00 % 41.00 %
 Ambae, West 12,000 12,000 Ambae, West Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 %
Amblong 300 300 Amblong Christianity 96.00 % 39.00 %
Ambrym Islanders, North 7,500 7,500 Ambrym, North Christianity 90.00 % 43.00 %
Ambrym, Southeast 5,300 5,300 Ambrym, Southeast Christianity 95.00 % 43.00 %
Aneityumese 1,300 1,300 Aneityum Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 2,500 18,364,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 22.00 %
 Aulua Bay 1,300 1,300 Aulua Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 %
Baetora, Nasawa 1,900 1,900 Baetora Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Baiap, South Ambrym 1,700 1,700 Daakaka Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
 Baki 500 500 Baki Christianity 100.00 % 44.00 %
Bierebo 1,100 1,100 Bierebo Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Bieria 100 100 Bieria Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 %
Big Nambas 4,800 4,800 V'enen Taut Christianity 93.00 % 42.00 %
Burmbar, Vartavo 1,300 1,300 Banam Bay Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Butmas-Tur 1,200 1,200 Butmas-Tur Christianity 90.00 % 41.00 %
Craig Cove, Fali 1,700 1,700 Lonwolwol Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 94.00 % 45.90 %
Dixon Reef 100 100 Dixon Reef Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 %
 Efate, Northern 12,000 12,000 Efate, North Christianity 92.00 % 45.00 %
 Efate, Southern 8,500 8,500 Efate, South Christianity 93.00 % 43.00 %
Emae 600 600 Emae Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
 Erromangan 2,700 2,700 Sie Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 %
Eton 1,000 1,000 Eton Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
Fanbak 200 200 Fanbak Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 %
 Fijian 800 388,000 Fijian Christianity 65.00 % 25.20 %
Fortsenal 600 600 Fortsenal Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 26.00 %
 French 3,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
Futunan, West 2,100 2,100 Futuna-Aniwa Christianity 88.00 % 42.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 600 858,337,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 %
 Hano, Lamalanga 9,200 9,200 Hano Christianity 96.00 % 45.00 %
 Katbol 9,200 9,200 Avava Christianity 89.00 % 40.00 %
Kiribertese, Gilbertese 800 129,000 Kiribati Christianity 99.00 % 7.20 %
Koro 200 200 Koro Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Kwamera 5,000 5,000 Kwamera Christianity 95.00 % 44.00 %
Lakon 900 900 Lakon Christianity 100.00 % 44.00 %
 Lamenu 1,200 1,200 Lamenu Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
Larevat 1,000 1,000 Larevat Christianity 96.00 % 44.00 %
Lehali, Teqel 400 400 Lehali Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Lehalurup 300 300 Loyop Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
 Lelepa 800 800 Lelepa Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 %
Lenakel 12,000 12,000 Lenakel Christianity 85.00 % 48.00 %
 Letemboi, Small Nambas 1,100 1,100 Letemboi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 12.00 %
Lingarak, Bushman's Bay 1,800 1,800 Neverver Christianity 96.00 % 42.00 %
Lorediakarkar 1,200 1,200 Lorediakarkar Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 16.00 %
Mae 1,400 1,400 Mae Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Maewo, Central 2,000 2,000 Maewo, Central Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Mafea 400 400 Mafea Christianity 70.00 % 34.00 %
 Maii, Mafilau 300 300 Maii Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
Malmariv 600 600 Tiale Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 18.00 %
Malo, Ataripoe 5,700 5,700 Malo Christianity 97.00 % 44.00 %
Malua Bay, Middle Nambas 700 700 Malua Bay Christianity 98.00 % 43.00 %
Marino, Big Bay 2,000 2,000 Marino Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
 Maskelyne Islander 1,600 1,600 Maskelynes Christianity 96.00 % 40.00 %
Mele-Fila 5,000 5,000 Mele-Fila Christianity 97.00 % 40.00 %
Merei, Lamenten 900 900 Merei Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 14.00 %
 Merelava-Merig 2,200 2,200 Mwerlap Christianity 93.00 % 45.00 %
Mewun, Labo 1,600 1,600 Ninde Christianity 95.00 % 44.00 %
Moruas, Vetumboso 300 300 Morouas Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 %
 Mosin 1,300 1,300 Vures Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
 Mota 1,300 1,300 Mota Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
Motalava 3,100 3,100 Mwotlap Christianity 96.00 % 44.00 %
Mpotovoro 600 600 Mpotovoro Christianity 98.00 % 46.00 %
 Namakura 5,300 5,300 Namakura Christianity 93.00 % 42.00 %
Napuanmen Tannese 11,000 11,000 Whitesands Christianity 87.00 % 39.00 %
Narango 400 400 Narango Christianity 60.00 % 27.00 %
Navut 1,100 1,100 Navut Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 %
New Caledonian French 2,900 108,000 French Christianity 81.00 % 38.00 %
Nokuku 500 500 Nokuku Christianity 98.00 % 46.00 %
Nume 1,300 1,300 Nume Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 %
Paama 9,400 9,400 Paama Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 %
 Piamatsina 400 400 Piamatsina Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 44.00 %
Polonombauk 600 600 Polonombauk Christianity 95.00 % 43.00 %
Port Sandwich 1,700 1,700 Port Sandwich Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
Port Vato 1,800 1,800 Port Vato Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Raga, Central 11,000 11,000 Apma Christianity 98.00 % 43.00 %
Repanbitip 200 200 Repanbitip Christianity 90.00 % 41.00 %
Rerep 800 800 Rerep Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
Roroia 100 100 Roria Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 16.00 %
Sa 3,600 3,600 Sa Christianity 100.00 % 48.00 %
Sakau 5,700 5,700 Sakao Christianity 95.00 % 40.00 %
Seke 900 900 Seke Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Shark Bay 600 600 Shark Bay Christianity 75.00 % 22.00 %
Sinesip, South West Bay 500 500 Nahavaq Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
 Tahitian 600 80,000 Tahitian Christianity 100.00 % 22.00 %
Tambotalo 100 100 Tambotalo Christianity 81.00 % 28.00 %
Tana, North 7,100 7,100 Tanna, North Christianity 93.00 % 45.00 %
Tana, Southwest 7,100 7,100 Tanna, Southwest Christianity 92.00 % 42.00 %
 Tangoa 1,100 1,100 Tangoa Christianity 99.00 % 46.00 %
Tasiko, Lewo 3,100 3,100 Lewo Christianity 100.00 % 48.00 %
Tasmate 300 300 Tasmate Christianity 90.00 % 39.00 %
Tolomako 1,300 1,300 Tolomako Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 %
Toman Islander, Malvaxal 800 800 Naha'ai Christianity 98.00 % 44.00 %
Tooga, Southern Torres Islander 700 700 Lo-Toga Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Torres Islander, Northern 200 200 Hiw Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
Tutuba 700 700 Tutuba Christianity 93.00 % 42.00 %
Unua 1,000 1,000 Unua Christianity 97.00 % 42.00 %
Uripiv-Atchin 9,900 9,900 Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 %
Valpei 700 700 Valpei Christianity 96.00 % 41.00 %
 Vanuatu Melanesian, Detribalized 11,000 25,000 Bislama Christianity 96.00 % 43.00 %
Vao 2,700 2,700 Vao Christianity 90.00 % 44.00 %
Vatrata, Vanua Lava 400 400 Vera'a Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
 Vietnamese 1,300 84,972,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
Vinmavis 800 800 Neve'ei Christianity 97.00 % 44.00 %
Vunapu 900 900 Vunapu Christianity 94.00 % 43.00 %
Wailapa 200 200 Wailapa Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 %
Wallisian, East Uvean 1,100 35,000 Wallisian Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 %
 Wetamut 200 200 Dorig Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 %
Wusi 400 400 Wusi Christianity 92.00 % 40.00 %
  Totals:  111 275,000       0   91.78 % 41.56 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 1,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 276,000              
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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
Akei tsr 1 0 Bible Portions
Ambae, East omb 1 0 New Testament
Ambae, West nnd 1 0 New Testament
Amblong alm 1 0
Ambrym, North mmg 1 0
Ambrym, Southeast tvk 1 0 New Testament
Aneityum aty 1 0 Complete Bible
Apma app 1 0 Bible Portions
Aulua aul 1 0 Bible Portions
Avava tmb 1 0
Axamb ahb 1 0 Bible Portions
Baetora btr 1 0
Baki bki 1 0 Bible Portions
Banam Bay vrt 1 0
Bierebo bnk 1 0
Bieria brj 1 0 Bible Portions
Bislama bis 1 0 Complete Bible
Butmas-Tur bnr 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Daakaka bpa 1 0
Dixon Reef dix 1 0
Dorig wwo 1 0
Efate, North llp 1 0 Complete Bible
Efate, South erk 1 0 New Testament
Emae mmw 1 0
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Eton etn 1 0
Fanbak fnb 1 0
Fijian fij 1 0 Complete Bible
Fortsenal frt 1 0
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
Futuna-Aniwa fut 1 0 New Testament
Hano lml 1 0 New Testament
Hiw hiw 1 0 Bible Portions
Kiribati gil 1 0 Complete Bible
Koro krf 1 0
Kwamera tnk 1 0 New Testament
Lakon lkn 1 0
Lamenu lmu 1 0 Bible Portions
Larevat lrv 1 0
Lehali tql 1 0
Lelepa lpa 1 0 Bible Portions
Lenakel tnl 1 0 Bible Portions
Letemboi nms 1 0
Lewo lww 1 0 New Testament
Lo-Toga lht 1 0 Bible Portions
Lonwolwol crc 1 0 Bible Portions
Lorediakarkar lnn 1 0
Loyop urr 1 0
Mae mme 1 0
Maewo, Central mwo 1 0 Bible Portions
Mafea mkv 1 0
Maii mmm 1 0
Malo mla 1 0 New Testament
Malua Bay mll 1 0
Marino mrb 1 0
Maskelynes klv 1 0 New Testament
Mele-Fila mxe 1 0 New Testament
Merei lmb 1 0 Bible Portions
Morouas mrp 1 0
Mota mtt 1 0 Complete Bible
Mpotovoro mvt 1 0
Mwerlap mrm 1 0
Mwotlap mlv 1 0 Bible Portions
Naha'ai mlx 1 0 Bible Portions
Nahavaq sns 1 0 Bible Portions
Namakura nmk 1 0 Bible Portions
Narango nrg 1 0
Navut nsw 1 0
Neve'ei vnm 1 0
Neverver lgk 1 0
Ninde mwi 1 0 Bible Portions
Nokuku nkk 1 0 Bible Portions
Nume tgs 1 0
Paama pma 1 0 New Testament
Piamatsina ptr 1 0
Polonombauk plb 1 0
Port Sandwich psw 1 0
Port Vato ptv 1 0 Bible Portions
Repanbitip rpn 1 0
Rerep pgk 1 0 Bible Portions
Roria rga 1 0
Sa sax 1 0
Sakao sku 1 0 Bible Portions
Seke ske 1 0
Shark Bay ssv 1 0
Sie erg 1 0 New Testament
Tahitian tah 1 0 Complete Bible
Tambotalo tls 1 0
Tangoa tgp 1 0 New Testament
Tanna, North tnn 1 0 New Testament
Tanna, Southwest nwi 1 0 New Testament
Tasmate tmt 1 0
Tiale mnl 1 0
Tolomako tlm 1 0 Bible Portions
Tutuba tmi 1 0
Unknown xxx 1 0
Unua onu 1 0 Bible Portions
Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin upv 1 0 New Testament
V'enen Taut nmb 1 0 New Testament
Valpei vlp 1 0
Vao vao 1 0
Vera'a vra 1 0
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Vunapu vnp 1 0
Vures msn 1 0
Wailapa wlr 1 0
Wallisian wls 1 0 Bible Portions
Whitesands tnp 1 0 New Testament
Wusi wsi 1 0
Totals: 110 111 0   13 13 10 65 5

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 41.6 %)
91.8 %
Ethnic Religions
4.8 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
1.2 %
Other / Small Religions
1.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
11.5 %
Independent
2.8 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
73.7 %
Roman Catholic
11.6 %
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

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Vanuatu. 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 Vanuatu
  • Christian ministry in Vanuatu
  • 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 Vanuatu 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.

Vanuatu Statistics
People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 275,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.8%
Percent Evangelical 41.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 26%
Continent Oceania
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code NH
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Official National Language(s) Bislama    English
Literacy Rate 84%
Estimated Illiterate Population 44,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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