• PEOPLE NAME: SAMOANS OF NEW ZEALAND

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PEID: 18506

ROP: 108580

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Polynesian

Language: Samoan - (smo)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Evangelical Protestantism

Country: New Zealand

Also found in: Fiji; Samoa; Tokelau; Tuvalu; United States; Vanuatu

Population: 131,000

Global Population: 359,325


PEID: 18506

ROP: 108580

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Samoans of New Zealand, numbering 131,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Polynesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 359,325 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Samoan. The primary religion practiced by the Samoans 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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