Pray for: New Caledonia

Flag for New Caledonia

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Pacific
Capital: Noumea
Population: 295,966
% Urban: 71.9 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 22.4 %
Official Language: French
Languages: 41
Literacy Rate: 99 %
Life Expectancy: 79 yrs (51/236)
% Christian: 80.7 %
% Evangelical: 7 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 80.7 %
People Groups: 44
% Unevangelized: 2 %

New Caledonia

Title: New Caledonia

Tier: 1

Type: country

Most Kanaks (the indigenous people of New Caledonia) are Christianized and most villages have a church, but the gospel is often confused with Western culture. Animist practices usually underlie a Christian veneer. Pray for pastors to discern between tradition and the pure gospel, and that a truly biblical, truly Kanak church may continue to grow and demonstrate the power of Jesus over the evil one.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.