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PEID: 9615

ROP: 102284

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Polynesian

Language: Rarotongan - (rar)

Alternate Name(s): Atiu

Primary Religion: Christianity - Evangelical Protestantism

Country: New Zealand

Also found in: Cook Islands; French Polynesia; United States

Population: 73,000

Global Population: 87,400

PEID: 9615

ROP: 102284

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Cook Islands Maori of New Zealand, numbering 73,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Polynesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 87,400 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Rarotongan. The primary religion practiced by the Cook Islands Maori 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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