New Caledonia NC

16,620

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

288

Indicated decisions 2014

254,000

Population

205,000

Christians
31,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for New Caledonia
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    NR
  • Internet Access

    70.0%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Melanesian (45.9%); Polynesian (16.2%); Caucasian (31.5%, mostly from France); Asian (6.4%, Javanese and Vietnamese).
  • Common Languages

    French
  • Economy

    Has rich mineral deposits, especially nickel with possibly 40% of the world’s reserves. 
    Has some service industries and receives subsidies from France. 
    Many indigenous people are impoverished compared to those from France.
  • History / Politics

    Was French colony in 1883, and Overseas Territory since 1946. 
    Exploitation and discrimination against the indigenous people led to violence in 1985.
    An agreement was reached granting more local autonomy.
  • Spirituality

    Most people, even those who say they are Christians, have limited spiritual lives.
    Most Melanesian Kanaks are Christianized, but still have underlying animist practices.
  • Prayers

    Pray for spiritual awakening among the Catholics. 
    Pray for unity and reconciliation among Christians wounded by division.
    Pray that house and independent churches continue to grow and mature in Christ.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.