• AFFINITY BLOC: PACIFIC ISLANDERS


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 1,460

Population: 11,749,060

Unreached people groups: 61

UPG population: 152,900

Unengaged UPGs: 34

UUPG population: 105,275

Number of clusters: 9

Number of countries: 26

 

Overview: The Melanesian populations of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, etc. are small, but speak an astonishing variety of languages. Thus 0.26% of the world's population speak 22.4% of the languages listed in the Ethnologue!

  -- Patrick Johnstone, "Affinity Blocs and People Clusters", in Mission Frontiers, March-April 2007, p. 12

People clusters: Australian Aborigine; Fiji; Micronesian; New Caledonia; New Guinea; Other Pacific Islanders; Polynesian; Solomons; Vanuatu

Countries where they are found: Australia; Canada; Chile; Cook Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; India; Indonesia; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Niue; Norfolk Island; Papua New Guinea; Pitcairn Islands; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; United States; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna


People groups: 1,460

Population: 11,749,060

Unreached people groups: 61

UPG population: 152,900

Unengaged UPGs: 34

UUPG population: 105,275

Number of clusters: 9

Number of countries: 26