French Polynesian of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 1,300

ROP3 Code: 109704
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Polynesian
Language: Tahitian - (tah)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: French Polynesia

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 6

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Majority Located Where

  Honolulu, HI - 1,300

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Brief Profile

French Polynesian people are the indigenous Polynesian people originally from a nation of collective islands known as French Polynesia. Although classified as Polynesian, they are often of partly French European or Asian heritage.

Historically, French influenced the island nation. Hence, the people learned to speak French and mixed their indigenous culture with French. They predominantly, though, speak Tahitian.

Culturally, they are known for how they prepare their food. They prepare an earth oven with traditional foods (fish, pork, taro, breadfruit, sweet potato) to be eaten at large family gatherings on Sunday. Traditional Polynesian food also is served at wedding feasts.

The majority are Protestant Christians with another large percentage being Roman Catholics. A small percentage belong to The Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons).

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical French Polynesian will be a light to others.
  • Pray that they will grow strong in their faith, being a people on mission with God no matter where they reside.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI1,300