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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Ahamb1,100Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityAxambP
Ahamb
  
Akei, Tasikiri1,600Y45.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityAkeiP
Akei, Tasikiri
  
Ambae, East7,100Y41.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityAmbae, East   
Ambae, West12,000Y45.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityAmbae, WestP
Ambae, West
  
Amblong300Y39.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityAmblong   
Ambrym Islanders, North7,500Y43.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAmbrym, North   
Ambrym, Southeast5,300Y43.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityAmbrym, Southeast M
Ambrym, Southeast of Vanuatu
T
Aneityumese1,300Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityAneityum   
Anglo-Australian2,500Y22.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Australian
  
Aulua Bay1,300Y45.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityAuluaP
Aulua Bay
  
Baetora, Nasawa1,900Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityBaetora   
Baiap, South Ambrym1,700Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityDaakaka   
Baki500Y44.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityBakiP
Baki
  
Bierebo1,100Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityBierebo   
Bieria100Y7.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityBieria   
Big Nambas4,800Y42.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityV'enen Taut   
Burmbar, Vartavo1,300Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityBanam Bay   
Butmas-Tur1,200Y41.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityButmas-Tur   
Craig Cove, Fali1,700Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityLonwolwol   
DeafY45.90 %94.00 %5 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Dixon Reef100Y45.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityDixon Reef   
Efate, Northern12,000Y45.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityEfate, NorthP
Efate, Northern
M
Efate, Northern of Vanuatu
T
Efate, Southern8,500Y43.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityEfate, SouthP
Efate, Southern
  
Emae600Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityEmae   
Erromangan2,700Y44.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianitySieP
Erromangan
  
Eton1,000Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityEton   
Fanbak200Y15.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityFanbak   
Fijian80025.20 %65.00 %5 ChristianityFijianP
Fijian
  
Fortsenal600Y26.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsFortsenal   
French3,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Futunan, West2,100Y42.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityFutuna-Aniwa   
Han Chinese, Mandarin6005.70 %6.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Hano, Lamalanga 9,200Y45.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityHanoP
Hano, Lamalanga
  
Katbol9,200Y40.00 %89.00 %5 ChristianityAvavaP
Katbol
  
Kiribertese, Gilbertese8007.20 %99.00 %4 ChristianityKiribati  T
Koro200Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityKoro   
Kwamera5,000Y44.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityKwamera   
Lakon900Y44.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityLakon   
Lamenu1,200Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityLamenuP
Lamenu
  
Larevat1,000Y44.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityLarevat   
Lehali, Teqel400Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityLehali   
Lehalurup300Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityLoyop   
Lelepa800Y40.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityLelepaP
Lelepa
  
Lenakel12,000Y48.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityLenakel   
Letemboi, Small Nambas1,100Y12.00 %35.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsLetemboiP
Letemboi, Small Nambas
  
Lingarak, Bushman's Bay1,800Y42.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityNeverver  T
Lorediakarkar1,200Y16.00 %42.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsLorediakarkar   
Mae1,400Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityMae   
Maewo, Central2,000Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityMaewo, Central   
Mafea400Y34.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMafea   
Maii, Mafilau300Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityMaiiP
Maii, Mafilau
  
Malmariv600Y18.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsTiale   
Malo, Ataripoe5,700Y44.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityMalo   
Malua Bay, Middle Nambas700Y43.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityMalua Bay   
Marino, Big Bay2,000Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityMarino   
Maskelyne Islander1,600Y40.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityMaskelynesP
Maskelyne Islander
  
Mele-Fila5,000Y40.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityMele-Fila   
Merei, Lamenten900Y14.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMerei   
Merelava-Merig2,200Y45.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityMwerlapP
Merelava-Merig
  
Mewun, Labo1,600Y44.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityNinde   
Moruas, Vetumboso300Y21.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityMorouas   
Mosin1,300Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityVuresP
Mosin
  
Mota1,300Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityMotaP
Mota
M
Mota of Vanuatu
T
Motalava3,100Y44.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityMwotlap   
Mpotovoro600Y46.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityMpotovoro   
Namakura5,300Y42.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityNamakuraP
Namakura
M
Namakura of Vanuatu
T
Napuanmen Tannese11,000Y39.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianityWhitesands   
Narango400Y27.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityNarango   
Navut1,100Y20.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNavut   
New Caledonian French2,90038.00 %81.00 %5 ChristianityFrench   
Nokuku500Y46.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityNokuku   
Nume1,300Y40.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityNume   
Paama9,400Y42.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityPaama M
Paama of Vanuatu
T
Piamatsina400Y44.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsPiamatsinaP
Piamatsina
  
Polonombauk600Y43.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityPolonombauk   
Port Sandwich1,700Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityPort Sandwich   
Port Vato1,800Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityPort Vato   
Raga, Central11,000Y43.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityApma   
Repanbitip200Y41.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityRepanbitip   
Rerep800Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityRerep   
Roroia100Y16.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsRoria   
Sa3,600Y48.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianitySa   
Sakau5,700Y40.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianitySakao   
Seke900Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianitySeke   
Shark Bay600Y22.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityShark Bay   
Sinesip, South West Bay500Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityNahavaq   
Tahitian60022.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityTahitianP
Tahitian
  
Tambotalo100Y28.00 %81.00 %5 ChristianityTambotalo   
Tana, North7,100Y45.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityTanna, North   
Tana, Southwest7,100Y42.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTanna, Southwest   
Tangoa1,100Y46.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityTangoaP
Tangoa
  
Tasiko, Lewo3,100Y48.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityLewo   
Tasmate300Y39.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityTasmate   
Tolomako1,300Y45.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityTolomako   
Toman Islander, Malvaxal800Y44.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityNaha'ai M
Toman Islander, Malvaxal of Vanuatu
T
Tooga, Southern Torres Islan700Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityLo-Toga   
Torres Islander, Northern200Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityHiw   
Tutuba700Y42.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityTutuba   
Unua1,000Y42.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityUnua   
Uripiv-Atchin9,900Y42.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityUripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin   
Valpei700Y41.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityValpei   
Vanuatu Melanesian, Detribal11,000Y43.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityBislamaP
Vanuatu Melanesian, Detribalized
  
Vao2,700Y44.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityVao   
Vatrata, Vanua Lava400Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityVera'a   
Vietnamese1,3001.80 %9.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
  
Vinmavis800Y44.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityNeve'ei   
Vunapu900Y43.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityVunapu   
Wailapa200Y40.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityWailapa   
Wallisian, East Uvean1,10045.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityWallisian   
Wetamut200Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityDorigP
Wetamut
  
Wusi400Y40.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityWusi   
Total People Groups:   111 276,000 103     0     29 6 10
Unclassified / Other Individuals -  
UN Country Population (2017) 276,000  
Other reported groups:  3  
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Vanuatu – 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 1 0.9 % 1,300 0.5 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 0.9 % 3,000 1.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 3 2.7 % 1,500 0.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 106 95.5 % 270,000 97.9 %
Totals 111   276,000  


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.
Vanuatu – Languages
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Language
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Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Akeitsr10Portions
Ambae, Eastomb10NT
Ambae, Westnnd10NT
Amblongalm10None
Ambrym, Northmmg10None
Ambrym, Southeasttvk10NT
Aneityumaty10Complete
Apmaapp10Portions
Auluaaul10Portions
Avavatmb10None
Axambahb10Portions
Baetorabtr10None
Bakibki10Portions
Banam Bayvrt10None
Bierebobnk10None
Bieriabrj10Portions
Bislamabis10Complete
Butmas-Turbnr10None
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Daakakabpa10None
Dixon Reefdix10None
Dorigwwo10Need?
Efate, Northllp10Complete
Efate, Southerk10NT
Emaemmw10None
Englisheng10Complete
Etonetn10None
Fanbakfnb10None
Fijianfij10Complete
Fortsenalfrt10None
Frenchfra20Complete
Futuna-Aniwafut10NT
Hanolml10Portions
Hiwhiw10Portions
Kiribatigil10Complete
Korokrf10None
Kwameratnk10NT
Lakonlkn10None
Lamenulmu10Portions
Language unknownxxx10None
Larevatlrv10None
Lehalitql10None
Lelepalpa10Portions
Lenakeltnl10Portions
Letemboinms10None
Lewolww10NT
Lo-Togalht10Portions
Lonwolwolcrc10Portions
Lorediakarkarlnn10Need?
Loyopurr10Need?
Maemme10None
Maewo, Centralmwo10Portions
Mafeamkv10None
Maiimmm10None
Malomla10NT
Malua Baymll10None
Marinomrb10None
Maskelynesklv10NT
Mele-Filamxe10NT
Mereilmb10Portions
Morouasmrp10None
Motamtt10Complete
Mpotovoromvt10None
Mwerlapmrm10None
Mwotlapmlv10Portions
Naha'aimlx10Portions
Nahavaqsns10Portions
Namakuranmk10Portions
Narangonrg10None
Navutnsw10None
Neve'eivnm10None
Neververlgk10None
Nindemwi10Portions
Nokukunkk10Portions
Numetgs10None
Paamapma10NT
Piamatsinaptr10None
Polonombaukplb10None
Port Sandwichpsw10None
Port Vatoptv10Portions
Repanbitiprpn10None
Rereppgk10Portions
Roriarga10None
Sasax10None
Sakaosku10Portions
Sekeske10None
Shark Bayssv10None
Sieerg10NT
Tahitiantah10Complete
Tambotalotls10Need?
Tangoatgp10NT
Tanna, Northtnn10NT
Tanna, Southwestnwi10NT
Tasmatetmt10None
Tialemnl10None
Tolomakotlm10Portions
Tutubatmi10None
Unuaonu10Portions
Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchinupv10NT
V'enen Tautnmb10NT
Valpeivlp10None
Vaovao10None
Vera'avra10Need?
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Vunapuvnp10None
Vuresmsn10Need?
Wailapawlr10None
Wallisianwls10Portions
Whitesandstnp10NT
Wusiwsi10None
Totals: 110 111 0   56 12 10 65 5
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Vanuatu – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 41.6 %
(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.
Vanuatu – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Vanuatu. Ministries in the Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu   Ministries in South Pacific
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Country Level Ministries Size
Baptist World Aid, AustraliaSmall
Friends in Action, InternationalSmall
Pioneer Bible TranslatorsMedium
World Outreach InternationalSmall
Ministries Listed:  4
 
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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Vanuatu – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 276,000
Percent Urbanization 26 %
Total People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 0
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Bislama
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 91.8%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 41.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.616 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
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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