• PEOPLE NAME: BUKABUKAN OF NEW ZEALAND

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By Eilert Larstorp Paulsen

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PEID: 9614

ROP: 101712

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Polynesian

Language: Pukapuka - (pkp)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Evangelical Protestantism

Country: New Zealand

Also found in: Cook Islands; French Polynesia

Population: 400

Global Population: 2,600


PEID: 9614

ROP: 101712

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Bukabukan of New Zealand, numbering 400, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Polynesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,600 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Pukapuka. The primary religion practiced by the Bukabukan is Evangelical Protestantism, a worldwide trans-denominational movement within Protestant Christianity that believes the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace alone, solely through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ.


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