Country: New Zealand

Number of People Groups

92

People Groups Unreached

28 (30.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,149,000

Population in Unreached

442,000 (8.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

51.03%

% Evangelical

17.67%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afghani, general 3,800 918,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Afrikaner 1,300 4,668,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 30,000 195,885,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,400 25,791,000 Amharic Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Anglo-Australian 81,000 18,438,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.40 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 13,000 16,862,000 English Christianity 76.00 % 7.70 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 2,906,000 3,556,000 English Christianity 51.00 % 21.00 % -
 Anglo-Romani 1,500 200,000 Angloromani Christianity 70.00 % 10.00 % -
 Anglo-South African 19,000 1,478,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 21.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 1,300 74,470,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 16.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 2,900 19,240,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 1,200 6,384,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Assyrian 1,700 949,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
 Austrian, Bavarian 1,200 14,403,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 Black African, general 4,000 1,132,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 15.00 % -
 Brazilian, White 3,200 102,016,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 30.00 % -
 British, English 214,000 53,765,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 British, Scottish 28,000 5,443,000 English Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
 Burmese 2,500 31,726,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Cebuano 3,700 23,856,000 Cebuano Christianity 99.00 % 15.00 % -
 Chilean 1,900 17,832,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % -
 Chinese, general 58,000 15,816,000 English Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Cook Islands Maori 69,000 88,000 Cook Islands Maori Christianity 96.00 % 12.60 % -
 Croat 3,000 5,267,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 1,200 10,665,000 Czech Non-Religious 28.00 % 0.80 % -
 Danish 2,200 5,251,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
 Deaf 10,000 49,091,000 New Zealand Sign Language Christianity 53.20 % -
 Dutch 21,000 13,785,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 European, general 30,000 253,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
 Fijian 66,000 452,000 Fijian Christianity 65.00 % 25.20 % -
 Fijian Hindi 1,800 206,000 Hindi, Fiji Hinduism 34.00 % 9.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 74,000 39,978,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 5,200 50,328,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 18,000 66,222,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 2,700 4,890,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Greek 2,800 10,511,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 27,000 3,412,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 108,000 79,773,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 6,400 43,970,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Wu 26,000 81,734,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 72,000 2,711,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Hungarian 1,500 12,013,000 Hungarian Christianity 89.00 % 2.80 % -
 Indonesian 4,700 10,061,000 Indonesian Islam 16.00 % 5.60 % -
 Irish 11,000 8,413,000 English Christianity 92.00 % 1.50 % -
 Italian 4,300 37,757,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 14,000 120,442,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, English-speaking 8,000 5,370,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Kanarese 1,600 86,000 Kannada Hinduism 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khmer 9,700 15,961,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.40 % 1
 Kiribertese 2,400 144,000 Kiribati Christianity 98.50 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 33,000 81,880,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Lao 1,500 3,907,000 Lao Buddhism 4.00 % 1.90 % 1
 Latin American, general 8,600 1,097,000 Spanish Christianity 91.70 % 15.00 % -
 Malay 21,000 18,199,000 Malay Islam 0.90 % 0.30 % 1
 Malayali 6,700 1,587,000 Malayalam Hinduism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Maori 653,000 667,000 Maori Christianity 65.00 % 26.00 % -
 Nepali, general 2,900 860,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Niuean 27,000 29,000 Niue Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
 Pacific Islanders, general 4,800 5,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Pashtun, Northern 1,900 39,506,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 3,600 43,567,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 1.40 % 1
 Pitcairner, Norfolk Unknown 1,200 Pitcairn-Norfolk Christianity 100.00 % 18.00 % -
 Polish 2,400 44,326,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Pukapuka 3,600 6,000 Pukapuka Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
 Punjabi 21,000 2,136,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Rakahanga-Manihiki 4,000 5,800 Rakahanga-Manihiki Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 % -
 Romanian 1,600 21,453,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 6,700 134,115,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Samoan 59,000 461,000 Samoan Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 % -
 Serb 1,200 8,614,000 Serbian Christianity 81.00 % 0.60 % -
 Shaikh 1,800 217,686,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 15,000 396,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Slovene 2,000 1,974,000 Slovene Christianity 95.00 % 0.30 % -
 Somali 1,800 25,554,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 3,700 1,874,000 Bengali Islam 1.00 % 0.13 % 1
 South Asian, general 175,000 12,066,000 English Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 % 3
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 5,200 1,162,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Spaniard 2,300 29,748,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swahili 1,700 1,157,000 Swahili Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Swedish 1,600 9,371,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 7.00 % -
 Tahitian 1,600 84,000 Tahitian Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 10,000 2,827,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 8,200 24,196,000 Thai Buddhism 3.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Thai, Isan 9,100 19,085,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.80 % 0.10 % 1
 Tokelauan 8,100 10,000 Tokelauan Christianity 100.00 % 3.40 % -
 Tongan 29,000 196,000 Tongan Christianity 96.00 % 15.50 % -
 Turk 1,900 66,709,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuvaluan 4,000 18,000 Tuvaluan Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 Ukrainian 900 34,779,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Urdu 7,700 2,123,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 7,500 85,785,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Welsh 4,200 656,000 Welsh Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
  Totals:  92 5,149,000         28 51.03 % 17.67 % 30 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 36,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 5,185,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Auckland 737,000
Bay of Plenty 139,000
Canterbury 280,000
Chatham Islands 300
Gisborne 23,000
Hawke's Bay 79,000
Manawatu-Wanganui 116,000
Marlborough 22,000
Nelson 24,000
Northern Islands 1,926,000
Northland 79,000
Otago 105,000
Southern Islands 592,000
Southland 48,000
Taranaki 57,000
Tasman 24,000
Waikato 210,000
Wellington 245,000
West Coast 17,000
Provinces:  19 4,723,000
UN Country Population 5,185,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Angloromani rme 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 2 2 Complete Bible
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Cebuano ceb 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Wu wuu 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Cook Islands Maori rar 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 14 2 Complete Bible
Fijian fij 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 New Testament
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi, Fiji hif 1 0 New Testament
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kannada kan 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Kiribati gil 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Lao lao 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Maori mri 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
New Zealand Sign Language nzs 1 0 Bible Portions
Niue niu 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pitcairn-Norfolk pih 1 0 Translation Needed
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Pukapuka pkp 1 0 Translation Started
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rakahanga-Manihiki rkh 1 0 Unspecified
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Samoan smo 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 3 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tahitian tah 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 1 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai, Northeastern tts 1 1 New Testament
Tokelauan tkl 1 0 New Testament
Tongan ton 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Tuvaluan tvl 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Welsh cym 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 76 92 28   58 60 66 72 56
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New Zealand Statistics
People Groups 92
Unreached People Groups 28  (30.4%)
Population 5,149,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 442,000  (8.6%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 51.0%
Percent Evangelical 17.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 30
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 87%
Continent Oceania
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code NZ
Official Language(s) EnglishMaori
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 51,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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