A. THE COUNTRY
Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation located in the southwest Pacific
Ocean comprised of twelve larger and seventy smaller islands.
Government is a parliamentary system with president and prime minister.
Vanuatu is highly dependent on agriculture and tourism. Many are
abandoning food crops for kava roots, a cash crop for export. This is
the third poorest nation in the Pacific.
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~250,000 and official languages Bislama (Pidgin
English), English, French.
~91.9% are Ni-Vanuatu, ~4% Other Pacific Islanders.
C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY/PENTECOSTALISM
~94.08% claim to be Christian, ~3.4% Ethnoreligionist, ~1.8% Baha’i,
~0.5% Non-religious, ~0.17% Buddhist, ~0.05% Muslim.
In the Christian category:
~73.49% are Protestant, ~12.06% Anglican, ~11.88% Catholic, ~1.86%
Evangelicals represent ~45.9% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~29.1% and of those ~24.7% are Pentecostals
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010