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Vanuatu – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Ahamb1,100Y45.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityAxambP
Ahamb
  
Akei, Tasikiri1,700Y45.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityAkeiP
Akei, Tasikiri
  
Ambae, East7,700Y41.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityAmbae, East   
Ambae, West13,000Y45.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityAmbae, WestP
Ambae, West
  
Amblong400Y39.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityAmblong   
Ambrym Islanders, North8,000Y43.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAmbrym, North   
Ambrym, Southeast5,700Y43.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityAmbrym, Southeast M
Ambrym, Southeast of Vanuatu
T
Aneityumese1,400Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityAneityum   
Anglo-Australian2,70022.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Australian
  
Aulua Bay1,400Y45.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityAuluaP
Aulua Bay
  
Baetora, Nasawa2,000Y46.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityBaetora   
Baiap, South Ambrym1,800Y45.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityDaakaka   
Baki500Y44.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityBakiP
Baki
  
Bierebo1,200Y46.00 %89.00 %5 ChristianityBierebo   
Bieria100Y7.00 %85.00 %4 ChristianityBieria   
Big Nambas5,100Y42.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityV'enen Taut   
Burmbar, Vartavo1,400Y46.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityBanam Bay   
Butmas-Tur1,300Y41.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityButmas-Tur   
Craig Cove, Fali1,800Y46.00 %91.00 %5 ChristianityLonwolwol   
Deaf2,200Y94.08 %3 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, Southern9,200Y43.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityEfate, SouthP
Efate, Southern
  
Emae600Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityEmae   
Erromangan2,900Y44.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianitySieP
Erromangan
  
Eton1,100Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityEton   
Fanbak200Y15.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityFanbak   
Fijian90025.20 %65.00 %5 ChristianityFijianP
Fijian
  
Fortsenal700Y26.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsFortsenal   
French3,2001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
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Futunan, West2,300Y42.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityFutuna-Aniwa   
Han Chinese, Mandarin6005.70 %6.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Han Chinese, Mandarin
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Hano, Lamalanga 10,000Y45.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityHanoP
Hano, Lamalanga
  
Katbol10,000Y40.00 %89.00 %5 ChristianityAvavaP
Katbol
  
Kiribertese, Gilbertese9007.20 %99.00 %4 ChristianityKiribati  T
Koro200Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityKoro   
Kwamera5,400Y44.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityKwamera   
Lakon1,000Y44.00 %91.00 %5 ChristianityLakon   
Lamenu1,300Y45.00 %94.00 %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
  
Lenakel13,000Y48.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityLenakel   
Letemboi, Small Nambas1,200Y12.00 %35.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsLetemboiP
Letemboi, Small Nambas
  
Lingarak, Bushman's Bay1,900Y42.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityNeverver  T
Lorediakarkar1,300Y16.00 %42.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsLorediakarkar   
Mae1,500Y46.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityMae   
Maewo, Central2,100Y46.00 %89.00 %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, Ataripoe6,100Y44.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityMalo   
Malua Bay, Middle Nambas800Y43.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityMalua Bay   
Marino, Big Bay2,100Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityMarino   
Maskelyne Islander1,700Y40.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityMaskelynesP
Maskelyne Islander
  
Mele-Fila5,400Y40.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityMele-Fila   
Merei, Lamenten900Y14.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMerei   
Merelava-Merig2,400Y45.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityMwerlapP
Merelava-Merig
  
Mewun, Labo1,700Y44.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityNinde   
Moruas, Vetumboso400Y21.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityMorouas   
Mosin2,100Y45.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityVuresP
Mosin
  
Mota1,400Y45.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityMotaP
Mota
M
Mota of Vanuatu
T
Motalava3,400Y44.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityMwotlap   
Mpotovoro700Y46.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityMpotovoro   
Namakura5,700Y42.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityNamakuraP
Namakura
M
Namakura of Vanuatu
T
Napuanmen Tannese11,000Y39.00 %87.00 %5 ChristianityWhitesands   
Narango400Y27.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityNarango   
Navut1,200Y20.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNavut   
New Caledonian French3,10038.00 %81.00 %5 ChristianityFrench   
Nokuku500Y46.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityNokuku   
Nume1,400Y40.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityNume   
Paama10,000Y42.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityPaama M
Paama of Vanuatu
T
Piamatsina400Y44.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsPiamatsinaP
Piamatsina
  
Polonombauk700Y43.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityPolonombauk   
Port Sandwich1,800Y45.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityBislama   
Port Vato2,000Y46.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityPort Vato   
Raga, Central12,000Y43.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityApma   
Repanbitip200Y41.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityRepanbitip   
Rerep900Y45.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityRerep   
Roroia100Y16.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsRoria   
Sa3,800Y48.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianitySa   
Sakau6,100Y40.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianitySakao   
Seke900Y46.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianitySeke   
Shark Bay700Y22.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityShark Bay   
Sinesip, South West Bay500Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityNahavaq   
Tahitian70022.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityTahitianP
Tahitian
  
Tambotalo100Y28.00 %81.00 %5 ChristianityTambotalo   
Tana, North7,700Y45.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityTanna, North   
Tana, Southwest5,500Y42.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTanna, Southwest   
Tangoa1,200Y46.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityTangoaP
Tangoa
  
Tasiko, Lewo3,400Y48.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityLewo   
Tasmate400Y39.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityTasmate   
Tolomako1,400Y45.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityTolomako   
Toman Islander, Malvaxal800Y44.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityNaha'ai M
Toman Islander, Malvaxal of Vanuatu
T
Tooga, Southern Torres Islan800Y46.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityLo-Toga   
Torres Islander, Northern200Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityHiw   
Tutuba800Y42.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianityTutuba   
Unua1,100Y42.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityUnua   
Uripiv-Atchin11,000Y42.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityUripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin   
Valpei700Y41.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityValpei   
Vanuatu Melanesian, Detribal12,000Y43.00 %96.00 %5 ChristianityBislamaP
Vanuatu Melanesian, Detribalized
  
Vao2,900Y44.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityVao   
Vatrata, Vanua Lava400Y45.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityVera'a   
Vietnamese1,4001.80 %9.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
  
Vinmavis900Y44.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityNeve'ei   
Vunapu900Y43.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityVunapu   
Wailapa300Y40.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityWailapa   
Wallisian, East Uvean1,20045.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityWallisian   
Wetamut300Y46.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityDorigP
Wetamut
  
Wusi500Y40.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityWusi   
Total People Groups:   111 297,000 102         29 6 10
Unclassified / Other Individuals 3,000  
UN Country Population (2019) 300,000  
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 % 1,400 0.5 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 1.8 % 5,400 1.8 %
  4 - Partially reached 3 2.7 % 1,600 0.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 105 94.6 % 289,000 97.2 %
Totals 111   297,000  


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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Akeitsr10Portions
Ambae, Eastomb10NT
Ambae, Westnnd10NT
Amblongalm10Trans Needed
Ambrym, Northmmg10Trans Started
Ambrym, Southeasttvk10NT
Aneityumaty10Complete
Apmaapp10NT
Auluaaul10Portions
Avavatmb10Trans Needed
Axambahb10Portions
Baetorabtr10Portions
Bakibki10NT
Banam Bayvrt10Trans Needed
Bierebobnk10Trans Needed
Bieriabrj10Portions
Bislamabis20Complete
Butmas-Turbnr10Trans Needed
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Daakakabpa10Trans Needed
Dixon Reefdix10Trans Needed
Dorigwwo10Trans Needed
Efate, Northllp10Complete
Efate, Southerk10Complete
Emaemmw10Trans Needed
Englisheng10Complete
Etonetn10Trans Needed
Fanbakfnb10Trans Needed
Fijianfij10Complete
Fortsenalfrt10Trans Needed
Frenchfra20Complete
Futuna-Aniwafut10NT
Hanolml10NT
Hiwhiw10Portions
Kiribatigil10Complete
Korokrf10Trans Needed
Kwameratnk10NT
Lakonlkn10Portions
Lamenulmu10Portions
Language unknownxxx10Unspecified
Larevatlrv10Trans Needed
Lehalitql10Trans Needed
Lelepalpa10Portions
Lenakeltnl10Portions
Letemboinms10Trans Needed
Lewolww10NT
Lo-Togalht10Portions
Lonwolwolcrc10Portions
Lorediakarkarlnn10Trans Needed
Loyopurr10Trans Needed
Maemme10Trans Needed
Maewo, Centralmwo10Portions
Mafeamkv10Unspecified
Maiimmm10Trans Needed
Malomla10NT
Malua Baymll10Trans Needed
Marinomrb10Trans Needed
Maskelynesklv10NT
Mele-Filamxe10NT
Mereilmb10Portions
Morouasmrp10Trans Needed
Motamtt10Complete
Mpotovoromvt10Trans Needed
Mwerlapmrm10Portions
Mwotlapmlv10Portions
Naha'aimlx10Portions
Nahavaqsns10Portions
Namakuranmk10Portions
Narangonrg10Trans Needed
Navutnsw10Trans Needed
Neve'eivnm10Trans Needed
Neververlgk10Trans Needed
Nindemwi10Portions
Nokukunkk10Portions
Numetgs10Trans Needed
Paamapma10Complete
Piamatsinaptr10Trans Needed
Polonombaukplb10Trans Needed
Port Vatoptv10Portions
Repanbitiprpn10Trans Needed
Rereppgk10Portions
Roriarga10Trans Needed
Sasax10Trans Started
Sakaosku10Portions
Sekeske10Trans Needed
Shark Bayssv10Trans Needed
Sieerg10NT
Tahitiantah10Complete
Tambotalotls10Trans Needed
Tangoatgp10NT
Tanna, Northtnn10NT
Tanna, Southwestnwi10NT
Tasmatetmt10Trans Needed
Tialemnl10Trans Started
Tolomakotlm10Portions
Tutubatmi10Trans Needed
Unuaonu10Portions
Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchinupv10NT
V'enen Tautnmb10NT
Valpeivlp10Trans Needed
Vaovao10Trans Needed
Vera'avra10Portions
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Vunapuvnp10Trans Needed
Vuresmsn10Trans Needed
Wailapawlr10Trans Needed
Wallisianwls10Complete
Whitesandstnp10NT
Wusiwsi10Trans Needed
Totals: 109 111 0   60 13 20 64 5
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Vanuatu – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 41.3 %
(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 Australia and 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 Australia and 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 297,000
Percent Urbanization 25 %
Total People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 0
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Bislama
Secondary National LanguageEnglish
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 91.1%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 41.3%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.597 (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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