• PEOPLE NAME: VANUATU MELANESIANS OF SOLOMON ISLANDS

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: Solomon Islands

Also found in: New Caledonia; Vanuatu

Population: 15,500

Global Population: 65,200


PEID: 18378

ROP: 110511

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Vanuatu Melanesians of Solomon Islands, numbering 15,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Vanuatu people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 65,200 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 Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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