• PEOPLE NAME: TAHITIANS OF VANUATU

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By Eilert Larstorp Paulsen

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PEID: 11070

ROP: 109704

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Polynesian

Language: Tahitian - (tah)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Vanuatu

Also found in: French Polynesia; New Caledonia; New Zealand; United States

Population: 61,000

Global Population: 193,800


PEID: 11070

ROP: 109704

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Tahitians of Vanuatu, numbering 61,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Polynesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 193,800 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Tahitian. The primary religion practiced by the Tahitians is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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