Country: Samoa

Number of People Groups

5

People Groups Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

194,000

Population in Unreached

0 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

96.2%

% Evangelical

18.57%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.7%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 1,200 191,655,000 English Christianity 81.00 % 28.00 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 500 3,509,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 18.00 % -
Deaf 1,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Christianity 96.60 % -
 Euronesian 20,000 125,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 24.00 % -
 Samoan 171,000 509,000 Samoan Christianity 96.50 % 18.00 % -
  Totals:  5 194,000       0   96.17 % 18.57 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 3,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 197,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   194,000 5 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 149,056.2 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 388,624.2 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 103,568.0 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 59,941.2 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
194,000
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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
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
Samoan smo 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 3 5 0   2 2 2 2 1

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.6 %)
96.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
1.8 %
Other / Small Religions
2.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
6.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
62.0 %
Roman Catholic
21.0 %
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 Samoa. 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 Samoa
  • Christian ministry in Samoa
  • 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 Samoa 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.

In Samoa Size
Samoa Statistics
People Groups 5
Unreached People Groups 0
Population 194,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.5%
Population in Unreached 0  (0.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * No unreached peoples in country
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 96.2%
Percent Evangelical 18.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 18%
Continent Oceania
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code WS
Official Language(s) SamoanEnglish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,900
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

* 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.