Wallis and Futana

Wallis and Futana

WALLIS AND FUTANA

A. THE TERRITORY

Territory of Wallis and Futana Islands is three volcanic island groups
in the South Pacific Ocean.  As of 2003, it is an overseas collectivity
of France (possessing its own statutory laws).  While heavily subsidized
by France, there also is revenue from fishing rights, export of labour
and coconuts.

B. THE PEOPLE

The population is ~15,550 and official languages French, Uvean, Futunan.
~99% are Polynesian, ~1% Other (French).
More Wallisian and Futunans live in New Caledonia than live in their own
home islands.  Seeking work, many find themselves caught in a spiral of
substance abuse instead.

C. RELIGIONS AND PENTECOSTALISM

Roman Catholicism is the only recognized religion.  
~99% claim to be Christian, ~0.05% Non-religious, ~0.5% Baha’i.
In the Christian category:
~96.47% are Catholic, ~0.98% Protestant.
Evangelicals represent ~1% of the population.
Pentecostals represent ~0,5% of the population.

Donna Siemens

 

References:

Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.

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