Marquesan of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 420

ROP3 Code: 107409
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Polynesian
Language: North Marquesan - (mrq)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: French Polynesia

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  Honolulu, HI - 420

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Brief Profile

The Marquesan people emigrated from Marquesas Islands, a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean. The total population of the islands is just over 10,000.

They speak Marquesan, a collection of East-Central Polynesian dialects, only spoken in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia. They are usually classified into two groups, North Marquesan and South Marquesan, roughly along geographic lines. The Maequesan people in the United States not only speak Marquesan but are also conversant in English.

Culturally, they are Marquesan a mélange created by the layering of the ancient Marquesan culture, with strong influences from the important Tahitian culture and the politically important French culture.

The majority Marquesan people claim Roman Catholicism with a small minority claiming Protestantism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Marquesan Christians will be a light for unreached peoples in the United States.
  • Pray that Marquesan Christians will grow strong in their faith and be bold witnesses for Christ.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI420