Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Vanuatu

Language: Bislama - (bis)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: New Caledonia

Also found in: Solomon Islands; Vanuatu

Population: 3,300

Global Population: 31,800

PEID: 18376

ROP: 110511

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Vanuatu Melanesians of New Caledonia, numbering 3,300, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Vanuatu people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 31,800 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Bislama. The primary religion practiced by the Vanuatu Melanesians 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 Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available