• PEOPLE CLUSTER: NEW CALEDONIA


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 29

Population: 106,325

Unreached people groups: 11

UPG population: 22,450

Unengaged UPGs: 11

UUPG population: 22,450

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

Overview: New Caledonia is an overseas territory of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 750 miles east of Australia. The territory includes the main island of Grande Terre and several smaller islands encompassing 7,172 square miles (slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey). The New Caledonia people cluster includes a number of Melanesian peoples, indigenous to New Caledonia. The Roman Catholic Church claims a majority of many of these people groups as adherents, but several Protestant churches are also working among them.

Peoples within this cluster: Aeke; Ajie; Ara; Aragure; Aro; Aveke; Bwatoo, Voh-Kone; Caac; Camuhi; Dubea; Fwai; Half-Melanesian; Iaian; Kwenyi; Lifuan; Moaeke; Moaveke; Neku; Nemi; Nenema; Nengonese; Njawe; Nyua-Bonde; Orowe; Pati; Poamei; Poapoa; Tiri; Xaracuu

Countries where they are found: New Caledonia


People groups: 29

Population: 106,325

Unreached people groups: 11

UPG population: 22,450

Unengaged UPGs: 11

UUPG population: 22,450

Number of countries: 1