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Pitcairner in Pitcairn Islands

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
50 Pitcairn-Norfolk Christianity 96.00 % 10.00 % No No   

Pitcairner in Pitcairn Islands

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Introduction / History
Pitcairn, a British possession, is the least-populated non-sovereign country in the world. Almost all Pitcairners, in nine families, are descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. They arrived on Pitcairn in 1790.

Where are they located?
All 50 inhabitants live on Pitcairn Island, one of four in the island group, east of French Polynesia in the southeastern Pacific. It can only be reached by boat from French Polynesia.

What are their lives like?
Pitkern, an English creole dialect (with some mixture of Tahitian), is the primary language. Public moral behavior, once strictly regulated, has been relaxed somewhat in recent years. Pitcairners practice subsistence agriculture, with barter, and sustain their economy with the sale of collector stamps, exported honey, and handicrafts to cargo and cruise ships. One of the more isolated populations in the world, there is no airport. The workforce consists of fifteen people.

What are their beliefs?
Most are Seventh-Day Adventists, though only a few are regular worshippers.

What are their needs?
In recent years there have been notorious cases of sexual abuse and rape allegations. Six men were convicted of various sexual crimes. Isolation and a small population most likely have created a situation in which community healing is needed. True discipleship to Jesus Christ is necessary to heal this tiny country.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Pitcairn community will find healing and forgiveness for widespread sexual abuse.
* Pray that the true Gospel will reach every heart on Pitcairn.
* Pray that their isolation will not keep the Pitcairners from finding their own global vision.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Pitcairn Islands
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Pitcairn Island, Norfolk Island, Fiji, some second-generation Pitcairn Islanders in Australia and New Zealand
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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People Name in Country: Pitcairner
People Name General: Pitcairner, Norfolk
ROP3 Code: 108061
Joshua Project People ID: 14410
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 50 (Reported)
Population all Countries: 1,100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Polynesian
People Name General: Pitcairner, Norfolk
Ethnic Code: MPY53
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Primary Language: Pitcairn-Norfolk
Language Code (ISO): pih    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
English (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity96.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious3.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Pitcairner in Pitcairn Islands

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People Cluster
    Polynesian     Australia and Pacific    
      Pitcairner, Norfolk Pitcairn Islands    
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