• PEOPLE NAME: TONGANS OF NEW ZEALAND


PEID: 18511

ROP: 110155

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Polynesian

Language: Tonga (Tonga Islands) - (ton)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Christianity - Evangelical Protestantism

Country: New Zealand

Also found in: Canada; Fiji; Tonga; United States; Vanuatu

Population: 64,500

Global Population: 213,000


PEID: 18511

ROP: 110155

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Tongans of New Zealand, numbering 64,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Polynesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 213,000 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Tonga (Tonga Islands). The primary religion practiced by the Tongans 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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