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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Niuean of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 70

ROP3 Code: 107346
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Polynesian
Language: Niuean - (niu)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Niue

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Majority Located Where

  Honolulu, HI - 70

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Brief Profile

Niuean people originated from Niue, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The island nation state presently comprises a population of a little over 1,000 people. Howeover, that has not always been the case. Since the 1960's, Niueans have migrated to other countries with the highest diaspora population residing in New Zealand (over 24,000).

Niuean is a Polynesian language, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian subgroup of the Austronesian languages. It is most closely related to Tongan and slightly more distantly to other Polynesian languages such as Maori, Samoan, and Hawaiian.

An overwhelming majority of Niuean adhere to Christianity, being either Protestant, Congregational Christian Church of Niue, Seventh-day Adventist, Presbyterian, or Methodist. A minority claim Mormonism or Roman Catholicism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Niueans will responds to Christ's call to "Go and make disciples of all nations" Matthew 28: 19-20).
  • Pray younger generation of Niueans will grow strong in their faith in Christ.
  • Pray God will work in the hearts and minds of Niueans to understand and live a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, making Christ their all for life.


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