Country: Vanuatu

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

297,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

91.1%

% Evangelical

41.29%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Ahamb 1,100 1,100 Axamb Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 % -
 Akei, Tasikiri 1,700 1,700 Akei Christianity 97.00 % 45.00 % -
Ambae, East 7,700 7,700 Ambae, East Christianity 95.00 % 41.00 % -
 Ambae, West 13,000 13,000 Ambae, West Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 % -
Amblong 400 400 Amblong Christianity 96.00 % 39.00 % -
Ambrym Islanders, North 8,000 8,000 Ambrym, North Christianity 90.00 % 43.00 % -
Ambrym, Southeast 5,700 5,700 Ambrym, Southeast Christianity 95.00 % 43.00 % -
Aneityumese 1,400 1,400 Aneityum Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 2,700 18,777,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 22.00 % -
 Aulua Bay 1,400 1,400 Aulua Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 % -
Baetora, Nasawa 2,000 2,000 Baetora Christianity 97.00 % 46.00 % -
Baiap, South Ambrym 1,800 1,800 Daakaka Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 % -
 Baki 500 500 Baki Christianity 100.00 % 44.00 % -
Bierebo 1,200 1,200 Bierebo Christianity 89.00 % 46.00 % -
Bieria 100 100 Bieria Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 % -
Big Nambas 5,100 5,100 V'enen Taut Christianity 93.00 % 42.00 % -
Burmbar, Vartavo 1,400 1,400 Banam Bay Christianity 90.00 % 46.00 % -
Butmas-Tur 1,300 1,300 Butmas-Tur Christianity 90.00 % 41.00 % -
Craig Cove, Fali 1,800 1,800 Lonwolwol Christianity 91.00 % 46.00 % -
Deaf 2,200 46,963,000 Language unknown Christianity 94.08 % -
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 9,200 9,200 Efate, South Christianity 93.00 % 43.00 % -
Emae 600 600 Emae Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 % -
 Erromangan 2,900 2,900 Sie Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 % -
Eton 1,100 1,100 Eton Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
Fanbak 200 200 Fanbak Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
 Fijian 900 385,000 Fijian Christianity 65.00 % 25.20 % -
Fortsenal 700 700 Fortsenal Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 26.00 % -
 French 3,200 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Futunan, West 2,300 2,300 Futuna-Aniwa Christianity 88.00 % 42.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 600 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hano, Lamalanga 10,000 10,000 Hano Christianity 96.00 % 45.00 % -
 Katbol 10,000 10,000 Avava Christianity 89.00 % 40.00 % -
Kiribertese, Gilbertese 900 131,000 Kiribati Christianity 99.00 % 7.20 % -
Koro 200 200 Koro Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 % -
Kwamera 5,400 5,400 Kwamera Christianity 95.00 % 44.00 % -
Lakon 1,000 1,000 Lakon Christianity 91.00 % 44.00 % -
 Lamenu 1,300 1,300 Lamenu Christianity 94.00 % 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 13,000 13,000 Lenakel Christianity 85.00 % 48.00 % -
 Letemboi, Small Nambas 1,200 1,200 Letemboi Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 12.00 % -
Lingarak, Bushman's Bay 1,900 1,900 Neverver Christianity 96.00 % 42.00 % -
Lorediakarkar 1,300 1,300 Lorediakarkar Ethnic Religions 42.00 % 16.00 % -
Mae 1,500 1,500 Mae Christianity 95.00 % 46.00 % -
Maewo, Central 2,100 2,100 Maewo, Central Christianity 89.00 % 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 6,100 6,100 Malo Christianity 97.00 % 44.00 % -
Malua Bay, Middle Nambas 800 800 Malua Bay Christianity 98.00 % 43.00 % -
Marino, Big Bay 2,100 2,100 Marino Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
 Maskelyne Islander 1,700 1,700 Maskelynes Christianity 96.00 % 40.00 % -
Mele-Fila 5,400 5,400 Mele-Fila Christianity 97.00 % 40.00 % -
Merei, Lamenten 900 900 Merei Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 14.00 % -
 Merelava-Merig 2,400 2,400 Mwerlap Christianity 93.00 % 45.00 % -
Mewun, Labo 1,700 1,700 Ninde Christianity 95.00 % 44.00 % -
Moruas, Vetumboso 400 400 Morouas Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 % -
 Mosin 2,100 2,100 Vures Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 % -
 Mota 1,400 1,400 Mota Christianity 92.00 % 45.00 % -
Motalava 3,400 3,400 Mwotlap Christianity 96.00 % 44.00 % -
Mpotovoro 700 700 Mpotovoro Christianity 98.00 % 46.00 % -
 Namakura 5,700 5,700 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 1,200 1,200 Navut Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 % -
New Caledonian French 3,100 116,000 French Christianity 81.00 % 38.00 % -
Nokuku 500 500 Nokuku Christianity 98.00 % 46.00 % -
Nume 1,400 1,400 Nume Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 % -
Paama 10,000 10,000 Paama Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 % -
 Piamatsina 400 400 Piamatsina Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 44.00 % -
Polonombauk 700 700 Polonombauk Christianity 95.00 % 43.00 % -
Port Sandwich 1,800 1,800 Bislama Christianity 90.00 % 45.00 % -
Port Vato 2,000 2,000 Port Vato Christianity 95.00 % 46.00 % -
Raga, Central 12,000 12,000 Apma Christianity 98.00 % 43.00 % -
Repanbitip 200 200 Repanbitip Christianity 90.00 % 41.00 % -
Rerep 900 900 Rerep Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 % -
Roroia 100 100 Roria Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 16.00 % -
Sa 3,800 3,800 Sa Christianity 96.00 % 48.00 % -
Sakau 6,100 6,100 Sakao Christianity 95.00 % 40.00 % -
Seke 900 900 Seke Christianity 97.00 % 46.00 % -
Shark Bay 700 700 Shark Bay Christianity 75.00 % 22.00 % -
Sinesip, South West Bay 500 500 Nahavaq Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 % -
 Tahitian 700 77,000 Tahitian Christianity 94.00 % 22.00 % -
Tambotalo 100 100 Tambotalo Christianity 81.00 % 28.00 % -
Tana, North 7,700 7,700 Tanna, North Christianity 93.00 % 45.00 % -
Tana, Southwest 5,500 5,500 Tanna, Southwest Christianity 92.00 % 42.00 % -
 Tangoa 1,200 1,200 Tangoa Christianity 99.00 % 46.00 % -
Tasiko, Lewo 3,400 3,400 Lewo Christianity 96.00 % 48.00 % -
Tasmate 400 400 Tasmate Christianity 90.00 % 39.00 % -
Tolomako 1,400 1,400 Tolomako Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 % -
Toman Islander, Malvaxal 800 800 Naha'ai Christianity 98.00 % 44.00 % -
Tooga, Southern Torres Islander 800 800 Lo-Toga Christianity 96.00 % 46.00 % -
Torres Islander, Northern 200 200 Hiw Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 % -
Tutuba 800 800 Tutuba Christianity 93.00 % 42.00 % -
Unua 1,100 1,100 Unua Christianity 97.00 % 42.00 % -
Uripiv-Atchin 11,000 11,000 Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 % -
Valpei 700 700 Valpei Christianity 96.00 % 41.00 % -
 Vanuatu Melanesian, Detribalized 12,000 27,000 Bislama Christianity 96.00 % 43.00 % -
Vao 2,900 2,900 Vao Christianity 90.00 % 44.00 % -
Vatrata, Vanua Lava 400 400 Vera'a Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 % -
 Vietnamese 1,400 84,556,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
Vinmavis 900 900 Neve'ei Christianity 97.00 % 44.00 % -
Vunapu 900 900 Vunapu Christianity 94.00 % 43.00 % -
Wailapa 300 300 Wailapa Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 % -
Wallisian, East Uvean 1,200 34,000 Wallisian Christianity 98.00 % 45.00 % -
 Wetamut 300 300 Dorig Christianity 100.00 % 46.00 % -
Wusi 500 500 Wusi Christianity 92.00 % 40.00 % -
  Totals:  111 297,000       0   91.08 % 41.29 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 3,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 300,000                

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Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   297,000 111 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 97,363.3 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 253,848.8 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 67,650.5 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 39,153.5 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
297,000
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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 Translation Needed
Ambrym, North mmg 1 0 Translation Started
Ambrym, Southeast tvk 1 0 New Testament
Aneityum aty 1 0 Complete Bible
Apma app 1 0 New Testament
Aulua aul 1 0 Bible Portions
Avava tmb 1 0 Translation Needed
Axamb ahb 1 0 Bible Portions
Baetora btr 1 0 Bible Portions
Baki bki 1 0 New Testament
Banam Bay vrt 1 0 Translation Needed
Bierebo bnk 1 0 Translation Needed
Bieria brj 1 0 Bible Portions
Bislama bis 2 0 Complete Bible
Butmas-Tur bnr 1 0 Translation Needed
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Daakaka bpa 1 0 Translation Needed
Dixon Reef dix 1 0 Translation Needed
Dorig wwo 1 0 Translation Needed
Efate, North llp 1 0 Complete Bible
Efate, South erk 1 0 Complete Bible
Emae mmw 1 0 Translation Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Eton etn 1 0 Translation Needed
Fanbak fnb 1 0 Translation Needed
Fijian fij 1 0 Complete Bible
Fortsenal frt 1 0 Translation Needed
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 Translation Needed
Kwamera tnk 1 0 New Testament
Lakon lkn 1 0 Bible Portions
Lamenu lmu 1 0 Bible Portions
Larevat lrv 1 0 Translation Needed
Lehali tql 1 0 Translation Needed
Lelepa lpa 1 0 Bible Portions
Lenakel tnl 1 0 Bible Portions
Letemboi nms 1 0 Translation Needed
Lewo lww 1 0 New Testament
Lo-Toga lht 1 0 Bible Portions
Lonwolwol crc 1 0 Bible Portions
Lorediakarkar lnn 1 0 Translation Needed
Loyop urr 1 0 Translation Needed
Mae mme 1 0 Translation Needed
Maewo, Central mwo 1 0 Bible Portions
Mafea mkv 1 0 Unspecified
Maii mmm 1 0 Translation Needed
Malo mla 1 0 New Testament
Malua Bay mll 1 0 Translation Needed
Marino mrb 1 0 Translation Needed
Maskelynes klv 1 0 New Testament
Mele-Fila mxe 1 0 New Testament
Merei lmb 1 0 Bible Portions
Morouas mrp 1 0 Translation Needed
Mota mtt 1 0 Complete Bible
Mpotovoro mvt 1 0 Translation Needed
Mwerlap mrm 1 0 Bible Portions
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 Translation Needed
Navut nsw 1 0 Translation Needed
Neve'ei vnm 1 0 Translation Needed
Neverver lgk 1 0 Translation Needed
Ninde mwi 1 0 Bible Portions
Nokuku nkk 1 0 Bible Portions
Nume tgs 1 0 Translation Needed
Paama pma 1 0 Complete Bible
Piamatsina ptr 1 0 Translation Needed
Polonombauk plb 1 0 Translation Needed
Port Vato ptv 1 0 Bible Portions
Repanbitip rpn 1 0 Translation Needed
Rerep pgk 1 0 Bible Portions
Roria rga 1 0 Translation Needed
Sa sax 1 0 Translation Started
Sakao sku 1 0 Bible Portions
Seke ske 1 0 Translation Needed
Shark Bay ssv 1 0 Translation Needed
Sie erg 1 0 New Testament
Tahitian tah 1 0 Complete Bible
Tambotalo tls 1 0 Translation Needed
Tangoa tgp 1 0 New Testament
Tanna, North tnn 1 0 New Testament
Tanna, Southwest nwi 1 0 New Testament
Tasmate tmt 1 0 Translation Needed
Tiale mnl 1 0 Translation Started
Tolomako tlm 1 0 Bible Portions
Tutuba tmi 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
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 Translation Needed
Vao vao 1 0 Translation Needed
Vera'a vra 1 0 Bible Portions
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Vunapu vnp 1 0 Translation Needed
Vures msn 1 0 Translation Needed
Wailapa wlr 1 0 Translation Needed
Wallisian wls 1 0 Complete Bible
Whitesands tnp 1 0 New Testament
Wusi wsi 1 0 Translation Needed
Totals: 109 111 0   17 13 20 64 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 41.3 %)
91.1 %
Ethnic Religions
5.6 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
1.2 %
Other / Small Religions
1.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
11.6 %
Independent
2.8 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
72.9 %
Roman Catholic
11.5 %
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 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 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.

Vanuatu Statistics
People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 297,000
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 91.1%
Percent Evangelical 41.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 25%
Continent Oceania
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code NH
Official Language(s) BislamaEnglish
Literacy Rate 83%
Estimated Illiterate Population 51,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* 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.