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PEID: 9627

ROP: 106291

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Polynesian

Language: Maori - (mri)

Alternate Name(s): Rotorua-Taupo, Polynesian Sub-cluster

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestant

Country: New Zealand

Also found in: Australia; Tonga; United States

Population: 710,000

Global Population: 803,410

PEID: 9627

ROP: 106291

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Maori of New Zealand, numbering 710,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Polynesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 803,410 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Maori. The primary religion practiced by the Maori is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

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