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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afghani, general3,6000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDariP
Afghani, general
 T
Afrikaner1,30021.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAfrikaansP
Afrikaner
  
Americans, U.S.28,00028.90 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Amhara, Ethiopian1,3001.10 %86.00 %3 ChristianityAmharicP
Amhara, Ethiopian
M
Amhara, Ethiopian of New Zealand
 
Anglo-Australian76,00014.40 %70.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Australian
  
Anglo-Canadian12,0007.70 %76.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Canadian
  
Anglo-New Zealander2,724,000Y21.00 %51.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-New Zealander
 T
Anglo-Romani1,40010.00 %70.00 %4 ChristianityAngloromaniP
Anglo-Romani
  
Anglo-South African18,00021.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-South African
  
Arab, Egyptian1,2004.00 %16.00 %4 IslamArabic, Egyptian SpokenP
Arab, Egyptian
  
Arab, Iraqi2,7000.40 %3.00 %1 IslamArabic, Mesopotamian SpokenP
Arab, Iraqi
M
Arab, Iraqi of New Zealand
T
Arab, Lebanese1,1000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Assyrian1,6001.00 %96.00 %3 ChristianityAssyrian Neo-AramaicP
Assyrian
  
Austrian, Bavarian1,1000.50 %83.00 %3 ChristianityBavarianP
Austrian, Bavarian
  
Black African, general3,80015.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Black African, general
  
Brazilian, White3,00030.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityPortugueseP
Brazilian, White
  
British, English201,0008.80 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British, English
  
British, Scottish26,0003.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityEnglish   
Burmese2,3000.20 %0.60 %1 BuddhismBurmeseP
Burmese
M
Burmese of New Zealand
T
Cebuano3,50015.00 %99.00 %5 ChristianityCebuanoP
Cebuano
  
Chilean1,80018.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Chilean
  
Chinese, general54,0005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousEnglishP
Chinese, general
 T
Cook Islands Maori64,00012.60 %96.00 %5 ChristianityCook Islands MaoriP
Cook Islands Maori
  
Croat2,8000.40 %92.00 %3 ChristianityCroatianP
Croat
 T
Czech1,1000.80 %28.00 %2 Non-ReligiousCzechP
Czech
  
Danish2,1003.50 %85.00 %4 ChristianityDanishP
Danish
  
Deaf9,700Y53.20 %3 ChristianityNew Zealand Sign Language  T
Dutch19,0004.30 %47.00 %4 Non-ReligiousDutchP
Dutch
  
European, general28,0004.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
European, general
  
Fijian62,00025.20 %65.00 %5 ChristianityFijianP
Fijian
  
Fijian Hindi1,7009.00 %34.00 %4 HinduismHindi, FijiP
Fijian Hindi
  
Filipino, Tagalog69,00012.30 %92.00 %5 ChristianityTagalogP
Filipino, Tagalog
  
French4,9001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
German17,0002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
German Swiss2,5004.40 %76.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, SwissP
German Swiss
  
Greek2,6000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Gujarati25,0000.10 %0.50 %1 HinduismGujaratiP
Gujarati
M
Gujarati of New Zealand
T
Han Chinese, Cantonese101,0005.70 %9.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, YueP
Han Chinese, Cantonese
 T
Han Chinese, Min Nan6,0001.00 %3.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, Min NanP
Han Chinese, Min Nan
 T
Han Chinese, Wu24,0005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, WuP
Han Chinese, Wu
  
Hindi67,0001.00 %3.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
Hindi
 T
Hungarian1,4002.80 %89.00 %4 ChristianityHungarianP
Hungarian
  
Indonesian4,4005.60 %16.00 %4 IslamIndonesianP
Indonesian
  
Irish10,0001.50 %92.00 %3 ChristianityEnglishP
Irish
  
Italian4,0001.10 %83.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Japanese13,0000.50 %1.50 %1 BuddhismJapaneseP
Japanese
 T
Jew, English-speaking8,000Y0.20 %0.50 %1 Ethnic ReligionsEnglishP
Jew, English-speaking
 T
Kanarese1,5000.00 %3.00 %1 HinduismKannadaP
Kanarese
 T
Khmer9,1001.40 %3.00 %1 BuddhismKhmerP
Khmer
 T
Kiribertese2,2007.00 %98.50 %4 ChristianityKiribati   
Korean31,00016.80 %31.00 %5 ChristianityKoreanP
Korean
 T
Lao1,5001.90 %4.00 %1 BuddhismLaoP
Lao
 T
Latin American, general8,10015.00 %91.70 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Latin American, general
  
Malay20,0000.30 %0.90 %1 IslamMalayP
Malay
 T
Malayali6,30012.00 %15.00 %5 HinduismMalayalamP
Malayali
M
Malayali of New Zealand
 
Maori612,000Y26.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityMaoriP
Maori
 T
Nepali, general2,7000.70 %1.00 %1 HinduismNepaliP
Nepali, general
 T
Niuean25,0008.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityNiue   
Pacific Islanders, general4,50012.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityEnglish   
Pashtun, Northern1,8000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamPashto, NorthernP
Pashtun, Northern
M
Pashtun, Northern of New Zealand
T
Persian3,4001.40 %2.00 %1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Pitcairner, Norfolk18.00 %100.00 %5 ChristianityPitcairn-Norfolk   
Polish2,3000.30 %90.00 %3 ChristianityPolishP
Polish
  
Pukapuka3,4005.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPukapukaP
Pukapuka
  
Punjabi20,0000.80 %1.00 %1 IslamPunjabi, EasternP
Punjabi
 T
Rakahanga-Manihiki3,8008.00 %98.00 %4 ChristianityRakahanga-ManihikiP
Rakahanga-Manihiki
 T
Romanian1,5005.00 %97.00 %4 ChristianityRomanianP
Romanian
  
Russian6,3001.20 %67.00 %3 ChristianityRussianP
Russian
  
Samoan56,00018.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianitySamoanP
Samoan
  
Serb1,1000.60 %81.00 %3 ChristianitySerbianP
Serb
 T
Shaikh1,7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBengaliP
Shaikh
M
Shaikh of New Zealand
T
Sinhalese14,0000.50 %3.00 %1 BuddhismSinhalaP
Sinhalese
 T
Slovene1,9000.30 %95.00 %3 ChristianitySloveneP
Slovene
  
Somali1,7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamSomaliP
Somali
 T
South Asian, Bengali-speakin3,5000.13 %1.00 %1 IslamBengaliP
South Asian, Bengali-speaking
 T
South Asian, general164,0002.00 %4.00 %1 HinduismEnglishP
South Asian, general
 T
South Asian, Telugu-speaking4,9000.60 %3.00 %1 HinduismTeluguP
South Asian, Telugu-speaking
 T
Spaniard2,2001.00 %77.00 %3 ChristianitySpanishP
Spaniard
  
Swahili1,6000.80 %1.00 %1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
 T
Swedish1,5007.00 %57.00 %4 ChristianitySwedishP
Swedish
  
Tahitian1,50015.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityTahitianP
Tahitian
  
Tamil (Hindu traditions)9,8000.00 %0.00 %1 HinduismTamilP
Tamil (Hindu traditions)
 T
Thai7,7000.80 %3.00 %1 BuddhismThaiP
Thai
 T
Thai, Isan8,5000.10 %0.80 %1 BuddhismThai, NortheasternP
Thai, Isan
 T
Tokelauan7,6003.40 %100.00 %4 ChristianityTokelauan   
Tongan27,00015.50 %96.00 %5 ChristianityTongan   
Turk1,7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
 T
Tuvaluan3,70015.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityTuvaluan   
Ukrainian8003.80 %79.00 %4 ChristianityUkrainianP
Ukrainian
  
Urdu7,2000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUrduP
Urdu
 T
Vietnamese7,0001.80 %9.00 %2 BuddhismVietnameseP
Vietnamese
  
Welsh3,9006.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityWelshP
Welsh
 T
Total People Groups:   92 4,826,000 4     28      83 7 41
Unclassified / Other Individuals 35,000  
UN Country Population (2021) 4,861,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
Data Notes
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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 28 30.4 % 414,000 8.6 %
  2 - Minimally reached 3 3.3 % 9,200 0.2 %
  3 - Superficially reached 14 15.2 % 52,000 1.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 25 27.2 % 546,000 11.3 %
  5 - Significantly reached 22 23.9 % 3,805,000 78.8 %
Totals 92   4,826,000  


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.***
 

Afghani, general
3,600


Afrikaner
1,300


Americans, U.S.
28,000


Amhara, Ethiopian
1,300


Anglo-Australian
76,000


Anglo-Canadian
12,000


Anglo-New Zealander
2,724,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Anglo-Romani
1,400


Anglo-South African
18,000


Arab, Egyptian
1,200


Arab, Iraqi
2,700


Arab, Lebanese
1,100


Assyrian
1,600


Austrian, Bavarian
1,100


Black African, general
3,800


Brazilian, White
3,000


British, English
201,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Burmese
2,300


Cebuano
3,500


Chilean
1,800


Chinese, general
54,000


Cook Islands Maori
64,000


Croat
2,800


Czech
1,100


Danish
2,100


Dutch
19,000


European, general
28,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Fijian
62,000


Fijian Hindi
1,700


Filipino, Tagalog
69,000


French
4,900


German
17,000


German Swiss
2,500


Greek
2,600


Gujarati
25,000


Han Chinese, Cantonese
101,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Min Nan
6,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Han Chinese, Wu
24,000


Hindi
67,000


Hungarian
1,400


© Copyrighted Photo
Indonesian
4,400


Irish
10,000


Italian
4,000


Japanese
13,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Jew, English-speaking
8,000


Kanarese
1,500


© Copyrighted Photo
Khmer
9,100


Korean
31,000


Lao
1,500


Latin American, general
8,100


© Copyrighted Photo
Malay
20,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Malayali
6,300


Maori
612,000


Nepali, general
2,700


Pashtun, Northern
1,800


Persian
3,400


Polish
2,300


Pukapuka
3,400


Punjabi
20,000


Rakahanga-Manihiki
3,800


Romanian
1,500


Russian
6,300


Samoan
56,000


Serb
1,100


Shaikh
1,700


© Copyrighted Photo
Sinhalese
14,000


Slovene
1,900


© Copyrighted Photo
Somali
1,700


South Asian, Bengali-speaking
3,500


South Asian, general
164,000


© Copyrighted Photo
South Asian, Telugu-speaking
4,900


© Copyrighted Photo
Spaniard
2,200


Swahili
1,600


Swedish
1,500


Tahitian
1,500


Tamil (Hindu traditions)
9,800


Thai
7,700


© Copyrighted Photo
Thai, Isan
8,500


Turk
1,700


Ukrainian
800


Urdu
7,200


© Copyrighted Photo
Vietnamese
7,000


Welsh
3,900

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
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaansafr10Complete
Amharicamh10Complete
Angloromanirme10Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spokenarz10NT
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm11NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaicaii10Complete
Bavarianbar10Complete
Bengaliben22Complete
Burmesemya11Complete
Cebuanoceb10Complete
Chinese, Min Nannan11Complete
Chinese, Wuwuu10Complete
Chinese, Yueyue10Complete
Cook Islands Maorirar10Complete
Croatianhrv10Complete
Czechces10Complete
Danishdan10Complete
Dariprs11Complete
Dutchnld10Complete
Englisheng142Complete
Fijianfij10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
German, Swissgsw10Complete
Greekell10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Hindi, Fijihif10NT
Hungarianhun10Complete
Indonesianind10Complete
Italianita10Complete
Japanesejpn11Complete
Kannadakan11Complete
Khmerkhm11Complete
Kiribatigil10Complete
Koreankor10Complete
Laolao11Complete
Malayzlm11Complete
Malayalammal10Complete
Maorimri10Complete
Nepalinpi11Complete
New Zealand Sign Languagenzs10Portions
Niueniu10Complete
Pashto, Northernpbu11Complete
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Pitcairn-Norfolkpih10Trans Needed
Polishpol10Complete
Portuguesepor10Complete
Pukapukapkp10Trans Started
Punjabi, Easternpan11Complete
Rakahanga-Manihikirkh10Unspecified
Romanianron10Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Samoansmo10Complete
Serbiansrp10Complete
Sinhalasin11Complete
Sloveneslv10Complete
Somalisom11Complete
Spanishspa30Complete
Swahiliswh11Complete
Swedishswe10Complete
Tagalogtgl10Complete
Tahitiantah10Complete
Tamiltam11Complete
Telugutel11Complete
Thaitha11Complete
Thai, Northeasterntts11NT
Tokelauantkl10NT
Tonganton10Complete
Turkishtur11Complete
Tuvaluantvl10Complete
Ukrainianukr10Complete
Urduurd11Complete
Vietnamesevie10Complete
Welshcym10Complete
Totals: 76 92 28   73 58 66 72 47
Data Notes
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New Zealand – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 17.7 %
(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 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 New Zealand   Ministries in Australia and 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 4,826,000
Percent Urbanization 87 %
Total People Groups 92
Unreached People Groups 28
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageMaori
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 51.0%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 17.7%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.915 (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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