Country: Reunion

Number of People Groups

19

People Groups Unreached

7 (36.8%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

885,000

Population in Unreached

57,000 (6.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

85.6%

% Evangelical

6.80%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.1%
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 *
Bantu 4,300 4,300 Reunion Creole French Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bara 12,000 926,000 Malagasy, Bara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 5.00 % -
Comorian, Maore 600 183,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Comorian, Mwali 600 45,000 Comorian, Mwali Islam 0.11 % 0.01 % 1
 Comorian, Ndzwani 3,600 378,000 Comorian, Ndzwani Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Comorian, Ngazidja 4,800 430,000 Comorian, Ngazidja Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
Deaf 9,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Christianity 86.96 % -
 French, Metropolitan 3,600 50,524,000 French Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Gujarati 22,000 2,453,000 Gujarati Hinduism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 14,000 79,700,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 12.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 12,000 44,425,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,100 882,277,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
Malagasy 12,000 83,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 72.00 % 1.00 % -
 Punjabi 3,500 2,233,000 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 10.00 % 0.50 % -
Reunionese Creole 522,000 634,000 Reunion Creole French Christianity 97.00 % 8.08 % -
Reunionese, French-speaking 188,000 188,000 French Christianity 96.00 % 8.08 % -
 Swahili 25,000 1,833,000 Swahili Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Tamil (Christian traditions) 44,000 51,000 Tamil Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
 Urdu, Muslim 900 1,930,000 Reunion Creole French Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  19 885,000         7 85.55 % 6.80 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 10,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 895,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Saint-Benoît 128,000
Saint-Denis 210,000
Saint-Paul 225,000
Saint-Pierre 314,000
Provinces:  4 877,000
UN Country Population 895,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 32,510.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 86,550.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 23,246.1 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 12,940.2 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
885,000



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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
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Comorian, Maore swb 1 1 New Testament
Comorian, Mwali wlc 1 1 Unspecified
Comorian, Ndzwani wni 1 1 Bible Portions
Comorian, Ngazidja zdj 1 1 Bible Portions
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Malagasy, Bara bhr 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Plateau plt 1 0 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 0 Complete Bible
Reunion Creole French rcf 3 1 Bible Portions
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 16 19 7   9 9 13 15 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.8 %)
85.6 %
Ethnic Religions
2.1 %
Hinduism
3.7 %
Islam
5.2 %
Non-Religious
2.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.2 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
7.9 %
Roman Catholic
90.9 %
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.

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Reunion Statistics
People Groups 19
Unreached People Groups 7  (36.8%)
Population 885,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Population in Unreached 57,000  (6.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 85.6%
Percent Evangelical 6.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 7
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 95%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code RE
Official Language(s) FrenchReunion Creole French
Literacy Rate 92%
Estimated Illiterate Population 71,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

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