Country: Reunion

Number of People Groups

19

People Groups Unreached

7 (36.8%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

863,000

Population in Unreached

56,000 (6.5%)

Literacy Rate

92 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

84.5%

% Evangelical

5.21%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Bantu 4,300 4,300 Reunion Creole French Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 %
 Bara 12,000 866,000 Malagasy, Bara Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 5.00 %
Comorian, Maore 600 189,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Comorian, Mwali 600 43,000 Comorian, Mwali Islam 0.10 % 0.01 %
 Comorian, Ndzwani 3,500 372,000 Comorian, Ndzwani Islam 0.60 % 0.20 %
 Comorian, Ngazidja 4,700 422,000 Comorian, Ngazidja Islam 0.60 % 0.20 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 87.00 % 5.90 %
 French, Metropolitan 3,500 49,762,000 French Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Gujarati 21,000 2,266,000 Gujarati Hinduism 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 14,000 77,696,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 12.00 % 5.00 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 12,000 42,846,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,000 858,190,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
Malagasy 12,000 83,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 72.00 % 1.00 %
 Punjabi 3,400 2,025,000 Punjabi, Eastern Hinduism 10.00 % 0.50 %
Reunionese Creole 514,000 619,000 Reunion Creole French Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %
Reunionese, French-Speaking 185,000 185,000 French Christianity 96.00 % 6.00 %
 Swahili 25,000 930,000 Swahili Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Tamil (Christian traditions) 44,000 435,000 Tamil Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Urdu, Muslim 900 1,776,000 Reunion Creole French Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  19 863,000       7   84.54 % 5.21 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 10,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 873,000              
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Prayer Cards
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete
Comorian, Maore swb 1 1 NT
Comorian, Mwali wlc 1 1
Comorian, Ndzwani wni 1 1 Portions
Comorian, Ngazidja zdj 1 1 Portions
French fra 2 0 Complete
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete
Malagasy, Bara bhr 1 0 Portions
Malagasy, Plateau plt 1 0 Complete
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 0 Complete
Reunion Creole French rcf 3 1
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete
Unknown xxx 1 0
Totals: 16 19 7   7 9 13 14 5

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.2 %)
84.5 %
Ethnic Religions
2.1 %
Hinduism
4.7 %
Islam
5.3 %
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
7.8 %
Roman Catholic
92.0 %
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 Reunion. 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 Reunion
  • Christian ministry in Reunion
  • 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 Reunion or East and Southern Africa. 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 Reunion Size
In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Reunion Statistics
People Groups 19
Unreached People Groups 7  (36.8%)
Population 863,000
Population in Unreached 56,000  (6.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 7 to 14
Urbanization 95%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code RE
Official National Language French
Secondary National Language Reunion Creole French
Literacy Rate 92%
Estimated Illiterate Population 69,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 84.5%
Percent Evangelical 5.2%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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