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French Polynesia
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French Polynesia – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Chinese-Tahitian Creole300Y7.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityTahitian   
Cook Islands Maori1,80015.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityCook Islands MaoriP
Cook Islands Maori
  
DeafY6.00 %92.00 %4 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Euronesian27,000Y16.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityFrenchP
Euronesian
  
French148,0001.50 %73.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
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Mangarevan1,400Y16.00 %83.00 %5 ChristianityMangareva   
Marquesan, North6,100Y18.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityMarquesan, North   
Marquesan, South3,300Y15.00 %78.00 %5 ChristianityMarquesan, SouthP
Marquesan, South
  
Pitcairner, Norfolk6.00 %100.00 %4 ChristianityPitcairn-Norfolk   
Rapa500Y6.00 %100.00 %4 ChristianityRapa   
Tahitian71,000Y5.50 %96.75 %4 ChristianityTahitianP
Tahitian
  
Tuamotuan, Paumotu16,000Y15.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityTuamotuanP
Tuamotuan, Paumotu
  
Tubuaian, Austral8,100Y16.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityAustral   
Total People Groups:   13 284,000 10     0     6 0 1
Unclassified / Other Individuals 5,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 289,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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French Polynesia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 7.7 % 148,000 52.2 %
  4 - Partially reached 5 38.5 % 72,000 25.3 %
  5 - Significantly reached 7 53.8 % 64,000 22.5 %
Totals 13   284,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
French Polynesia – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Cook Islands Maori
1,800


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Euronesian
27,000


French
148,000


Marquesan, South
3,300


Tahitian
71,000


Tuamotuan, Paumotu
16,000

French Polynesia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
French Polynesia – Languages
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Australaut10Need?
Cook Islands Maorirar10Complete
Frenchfra20Complete
Language unknownxxx10None
Mangarevamrv10Portions
Marquesan, Northmrq10NT
Marquesan, Southmqm10Portions
Pitcairn-Norfolkpih10None
Raparay10Portions
Tahitiantah20Complete
Tuamotuanpmt10Portions
Totals: 11 13 0   8 1 2 5 1
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French Polynesia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 5.8 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
French Polynesia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in French Polynesia. Ministries in the French Polynesia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the South Pacific section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in French Polynesia   Ministries in South Pacific
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Country Level Ministries Size
Not Displayed. Contact Joshua ProjectN/A
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Galcom InternationalSmall
GO InternationalSmall
InterCommSmall
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  26
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French Polynesia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 284,000
Percent Urbanization 56 %
Total People Groups 13
Unreached People Groups 0
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Official National Language French
Secondary National LanguageTahitian
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 83.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 5.8%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index Not reported (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
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Ethnologue Language Listing
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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