Country: New Zealand

Number of People Groups

92

People Groups Unreached

28 (30.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,202,000

Population in Unreached

456,000 (8.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

50.93%

% Evangelical

17.63%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.5%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 South Asian, general 176,000 12,146,000 English Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 % 4
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 5,200 1,175,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Spaniard 2,300 29,952,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swahili 1,700 1,183,000 Swahili Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Swedish 1,600 9,425,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 7.00 % -
 Tahitian 1,600 85,000 Tahitian Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 11,000 2,857,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 8,300 24,237,000 Thai Buddhism 3.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Thai, Isan 9,100 19,112,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.80 % 0.10 % 1
 Tokelauan 8,100 10,000 Tokelauan Christianity 100.00 % 3.40 % -
 Tongan 29,000 198,000 Tongan Christianity 96.00 % 15.50 % -
 Turk 1,900 67,070,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuvaluan 4,000 18,000 Tuvaluan Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 Ukrainian 900 31,577,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Urdu 7,800 2,146,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 7,600 86,819,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Welsh 4,200 659,000 Welsh Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
  Totals:  92 5,202,000         28 50.93 % 17.63 % 31 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 26,000                
  UN Country Population (2023) 5,228,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Auckland 811,000
Bay of Plenty 153,000
Canterbury 309,000
Chatham Islands 300
Gisborne 25,000
Hawke's Bay 86,000
Manawatu-Wanganui 128,000
Marlborough 25,000
Nelson 26,000
Northern Islands 2,121,000
Northland 87,000
Otago 116,000
Southern Islands 652,000
Southland 53,000
Taranaki 63,000
Tasman 27,000
Waikato 231,000
Wellington 270,000
West Coast 18,000
Provinces:  19 5,201,000
UN Country Population 5,228,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Angloromani rme 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Mesopotamian acm 1 1 New Testament
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 2 2 Complete Bible
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Cebuano ceb 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Wu wuu 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Cook Islands Maori rar 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 14 2 Complete Bible
Fiji Hindi hif 1 0 New Testament
Fijian fij 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 New Testament
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kannada kan 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Kiribati gil 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Lao lao 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Maori mri 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
New Zealand Sign Language nzs 1 0 Bible Portions
Niue niu 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pitcairn-Norfolk pih 1 0 Translation Needed
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Pukapuka pkp 1 0 Translation Needed
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rakahanga-Manihiki rkh 1 0 Unspecified
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Samoan smo 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 3 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tahitian tah 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 1 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai, Northeastern tts 1 1 New Testament
Tokelauan tkl 1 0 New Testament
Tongan ton 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Tuvaluan tvl 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Welsh cym 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 76 92 28   64 61 66 72 56
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  • Church planting agencies in New Zealand
  • Christian ministry in New Zealand
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

New Zealand Statistics
People Groups 92
Unreached People Groups 28  (30.4%)
Population 5,202,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 456,000  (8.8%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 50.9%
Percent Evangelical 17.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 31
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 87%
Continent Oceania
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code NZ
Official Language(s) EnglishMaori
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 52,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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