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New Zealand – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afghan, general3,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, Southern   
Afrikaner1,20021.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAfrikaansP
Afrikaner
  
Americans, U.S.12,00028.90 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Amhara, Ethiopian1,2001.10 %86.00 %3 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara, Ethiopian
M
Amhara, Ethiopian of New Zealand
 
Anglo-Australian23,00014.40 %70.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Australian
  
Anglo-Canadian5,9007.70 %76.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Canadian
  
Anglo-New Zealander2,825,000Y21.00 %51.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-New Zealander
 T
Anglo-Romani1,30010.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityAngloromaniP
Anglo-Romani
  
Anglo-South African17,00021.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-South African
  
Arab, Egyptian1,1004.00 %16.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Iraqi2,6000.40 %3.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of New Zealand
T
Arab, Lebanese1,0000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Assyrian1,5001.00 %96.00 %3 ChristianityAssyrian Neo-AramaicP
Assyrian
  
Austrian, Bavarian1,0000.50 %83.00 %3 ChristianityBavarian   
Black African, general3,60015.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityEnglish   
Brazilian, White2,90030.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
British, English39,0008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British, English
  
British, Scottish14,0006.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglish   
Burmese2,2000.20 %0.60 %Y1 BuddhismBurmeseP
Burmese
 T
Cebuano3,30015.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityCebuanoP
Cebuano
  
Chilean1,70018.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Chilean
  
Cook Islands Maori61,00012.60 %96.00 %5 ChristianityCook Islands MaoriP
Cook Islands Maori
  
Croat2,7000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityCroatianP
Croat
 T
Czech1,1000.80 %28.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
Danish2,0003.50 %85.00 %4 ChristianityDanishP
Danish
  
DeafY0.01 %54.00 %3 ChristianityNew Zealand Sign Language  T
Dutch29,0004.30 %47.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
European, general27,0004.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityEnglish   
Fijian14,00025.20 %65.00 %5 ChristianityFijianP
Fijian
  
Filipino, Tagalog40,00012.30 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
French4,6001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German13,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
German Swiss2,4004.40 %76.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, SwissP
German Swiss
  
Greek2,5000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Gujarati24,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati
M
Gujarati of New Zealand
T
Han Chinese, Cantonese96,0005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, YueP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
 T
Han Chinese, Mandarin51,0005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEnglishP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
 T
Han Chinese, Min Nan5,7001.00 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min NanP
Han Chinese, Min Nan
  
Han Chinese, Wu23,0005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, WuP
Han Chinese, Wu
  
Hungarian1,4002.80 %89.00 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Indonesian4,1005.60 %16.00 %4 IslamIndonesianP
Indonesian
  
Irish14,0001.50 %92.00 %3 ChristianityEnglish   
Italian3,8001.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Japanese14,0000.50 %1.50 %Y1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jew, English Speaking7,600Y0.20 %0.50 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsEnglishP
Jew, English Speaking
 T
Kanarese1,4000.00 %3.00 %Y1 HinduismKannada   
Khmer8,6001.40 %3.00 %Y1 BuddhismKhmerP
Khmer
 T
Kiribertese, Gilbertese2,1007.00 %98.50 %4 ChristianityKiribati   
Korean30,00016.80 %31.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Lao1,4001.90 %4.00 %Y1 BuddhismLaoP
Lao
  
Latin American, general7,70015.00 %91.70 %5 ChristianitySpanish   
Malay4,8000.30 %0.90 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay
M
Malay of New Zealand
T
Malayali6,00012.00 %15.00 %5 HinduismMalayalamP
Malayali
M
Malayali of New Zealand
 
Maori600,000Y26.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityMaoriP
Maori
 T
Nepali, general2,5000.70 %1.00 %Y1 HinduismNepaliP
Nepali, general
  
Niuean24,0008.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityNiue   
Pacific Islanders, general4,30012.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityEnglish   
Pashtun Northern1,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, NorthernP
Pashtun Northern
 T
Persian3,2001.40 %2.00 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Pitcairner, Norfolk18.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityPitcairn-Norfolk   
Polish2,2000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Pukapuka3,2005.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPukapukaP
Pukapuka
  
Rakahanga-Manihiki3,6008.00 %98.00 %4 ChristianityRakahanga-ManihikiP
Rakahanga-Manihiki
 T
Romanian1,5005.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian6,0001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Samoan144,00018.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianitySamoanP
Samoan
  
Serb1,1000.60 %81.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serb
 T
Shaikh1,6000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBengaliP
Shaikh
M
Shaikh of New Zealand
 
Sinhalese1,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1 BuddhismSinhalaP
Sinhalese
 T
Slovene1,8000.30 %95.00 %3 ChristianitySloveneP
Slovene
  
Somali1,6000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
 T
South Asian, Bengali-Speakin3,3000.13 %1.00 %Y1 IslamBengaliP
South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
  
South Asian, general155,0002.00 %4.00 %Y1 HinduismEnglishP
South Asian, general
 T
Spaniard2,0001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Swahili1,5000.80 %1.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
  
Swedish1,4007.00 %57.00 %4 ChristianitySwedishP
Swedish
  
Tahitian1,40015.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityTahitianP
Tahitian
  
Tamil (Hindu traditions)9,3000.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismTamilP
Tamil (Hindu traditions)
  
Telugu4,6000.60 %3.00 %Y1 HinduismTeluguP
Telugu
  
Thai, Isan8,1000.10 %0.80 %Y1 BuddhismThai, NortheasternP
Thai, Isan
  
Tokelauan7,2003.40 %100.00 %4 ChristianityTokelauan   
Tongan60,00015.50 %96.00 %5 ChristianityTongan   
Turk1,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
  
Tuvaluan3,50015.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityTuvaluan   
Ukrainian8003.80 %79.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
  
Urdu6,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Urdu
M
Urdu of New Zealand
 
Vietnamese6,7001.80 %9.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
  
Welsh3,7006.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityWelshP
Welsh
 T
Total People Groups:   88 4,550,000 4     25     71 7 25
Unclassified / Other Individuals 55,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 4,605,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
Data Notes
Data Sources
Progress Scale:  
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New Zealand – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 25 28.4 % 278,000 6.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 3.4 % 8,800 0.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 14 15.9 % 44,000 1.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 24 27.3 % 358,000 7.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 22 25.0 % 3,862,000 84.9 %
Totals 88   4,550,000  


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.
New Zealand – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Afrikaner
1,200


Americans, U.S.
12,000


Amhara, Ethiopian
1,200


Anglo-Australian
23,000


Anglo-Canadian
5,900


Anglo-New Zealander
2,825,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Anglo-Romani
1,300


Anglo-South African
17,000


Arab, Egyptian
1,100


Arab, Iraqi
2,600


Arab, Lebanese
1,000


Assyrian
1,500


British, English
39,000


Burmese
2,200


Cebuano
3,300


Chilean
1,700


Cook Islands Maori
61,000


Croat
2,700


Czech
1,100


Danish
2,000


Dutch
29,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Fijian
14,000


Filipino, Tagalog
40,000


French
4,600


German
13,000


German Swiss
2,400


Greek
2,500


Gujarati
24,000


Han Chinese, Cantonese
96,000


Han Chinese, Mandarin
51,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Min Nan
5,700


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Wu
23,000


Hungarian
1,400


© Copyrighted Photo
Indonesian
4,100


Italian
3,800


Japanese
14,000


Jew, English Speaking
7,600


© Copyrighted Photo
Khmer
8,600


Korean
30,000


Lao
1,400


© Copyrighted Photo
Malay
4,800


© Copyrighted Photo
Malayali
6,000


Maori
600,000


Nepali, general
2,500


Pashtun Northern
1,700


Persian
3,200


Polish
2,200


Pukapuka
3,200


Rakahanga-Manihiki
3,600


Romanian
1,500


© Copyrighted Photo
Russian
6,000


Samoan
144,000


Serb
1,100


Shaikh
1,600


Sinhalese
1,000


Slovene
1,800


Somali
1,600


South Asian, Bengali-Speaking
3,300


South Asian, general
155,000


Spaniard
2,000


Swahili
1,500


Swedish
1,400


Tahitian
1,400


Tamil (Hindu traditions)
9,300


Telugu
4,600


© Copyrighted Photo
Thai, Isan
8,100


Turk
1,700


Ukrainian
800


Urdu
6,900


© Copyrighted Photo
Vietnamese
6,700


Welsh
3,700

New Zealand People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
New Zealand – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Status
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Jesus
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Audio
Recordings
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Afrikaansafr10Complete
Amharicamh10Complete
Angloromanirme10Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm11None
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaicaii10Complete
Bavarianbar10Complete
Bengaliben22Complete
Burmesemya11Complete
Cebuanoceb10Complete
Chinese, Min Nannan11Complete
Chinese, Wuwuu10Complete
Chinese, Yueyue10Complete
Cook Islands Maorirar10Complete
Croatianhrv10Complete
Czechces10Complete
Danishdan10Complete
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng142Complete
Fijianfij10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
German, Swissgsw10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Hungarianhun10Complete
Indonesianind10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Kannadakan11Complete
Khmerkhm11Complete
Kiribatigil10Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Laolao11Complete
Malayzlm11Need?
Malayalammal10Complete
Maorimri10Complete
Nepalinpi11Complete
New Zealand Sign Languagenzs10None
Niueniu10Complete
Pashto, Northernpbu11Complete
Pashto, Southernpbt11Portions
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Pitcairn-Norfolkpih10None
Polishpol10Complete
Portuguesepor10Complete
Pukapukapkp10None
Rakahanga-Manihikirkh10None
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Samoansmo10Complete
Serbiansrp10Complete
Sinhalasin11Complete
Sloveneslv10Complete
Somalisom11Complete
Spanishspa30Complete
Swahiliswh11Complete
Swedishswe10Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tahitiantah10Complete
Tamiltam11Complete
Telugutel11Complete
Thai, Northeasterntts11NT
Tokelauantkl10Portions
Tonganton10Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Tuvaluantvl10Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Urduurd11Complete
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Welshcym10Complete
Totals: 72 88 25   66 52 60 67 44
Data Notes
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New Zealand – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 18.6 %
(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.
New Zealand – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in New Zealand. Ministries in the New Zealand 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 New Zealand   Ministries in South Pacific
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Country Level Ministries Size
Advent Christian General Conference, World MissionsMedium
Adventures in MissionsMedium
Biblical Ministries WorldwideMedium
Christian Witness to IsraelSmall
Church of God, Anderson, IndianaMedium
Elim FellowshipMedium
Fellowship International MissionMedium
Gospel Fellowship AssociationMedium
HCJB GlobalMedium
Navigators, International Missions GroupMedium
Open Air Campaigners (OAC)Medium
Presbyterian Mission InternationalSmall
Teen Missions InternationalMedium
World Baptist Fellowship Mission AgencyMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  15
 
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
Ministries Listed:  25
Data Sources
 
People Selector:
New Zealand – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 4,550,000
Percent Urbanization 86 %
Total People Groups 88
Unreached People Groups 25
Region South Pacific
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageMaori
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 52.6%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 18.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.910 (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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