• PEOPLE NAME: RAKAHANGA-MANIHIKI OF NEW ZEALAND

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By Eilert Larstorp Paulsen

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PEID: 9633

ROP: 108282

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Polynesian

Language: Rakahanga-Manihiki - (rkh)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Evangelical Protestantism

Country: New Zealand

Also found in: Cook Islands

Population: 3,300

Global Population: 3,625


PEID: 9633

ROP: 108282

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Rakahanga-Manihiki of New Zealand, numbering 3,300, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Polynesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,625 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Rakahanga-Manihiki. The primary religion practiced by the Rakahanga-Manihiki 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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