Vanuatu VU

3,814

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

471

Indicated decisions 2014

246,000

Population

231,000

Christians
183,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Vanuatu
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None.
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian.
  • Human Development Index

    131/87
  • Internet Access

    18.8%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Ni-Vanuatu (91.9%); Other Pacific Islanders (4%); Others (4%, Westerners and Asians).
  • Common Languages

    Bislama (Pidgin English), English, French.
  • Economy

    High tourism and agriculture are main income source; Nice beaches and volcanoes to see.
    Food crops are being abandoned for kava root, a cash crop. 
    Does not have the natural resources or fishing of other Pacific countries (is 3rd poorest).
  • History / Politics

    Anglo-French influence since 1897.
    An independence movement started in 1960; Independence gained in 1980. 
    Had a rough start after independence, but now has a strong anti-corruption government.
  • Spirituality

    The church has been re-dedicated in the last few decades.
    Charismatic groups have grown well, but many other groups have also been re-dedicated.
  • Prayers

    Pray that all islands will share in spiritual growth and unity among churches will occur. 
    Pray that traditional animist practices would not contaminate the churches.

Note:

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