Carolinian of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 200

ROP3 Code: 101890
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders
People Cluster: Micronesian
Language: Carolinian - (cal)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Micronesia

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 5

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  Honolulu, HI - 200

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Brief Profile

The Carolinian, or Refaluwasch, people are an Austronesian people group who originated from Oceania, in the eastern Caroline Islands. The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago of tiny islands in the western Pacific Ocean, to the north of New Guinea. Tradition says that their ancestors originally immigrated from Asia and Indonesia to Micronesia around 2,000 years ago.

Great diversity of physical types, cultures, and languages prevails within the Caroline Islands, with the western islands exhibiting an intermingling of Melanesian and Philippine influences and the eastern showing Polynesian characteristics.

Carolinian are a matriarchal society in which respect is a very important factor in their daily lives, especially toward the matriarchs.

Most Carolinian adhere to Roman Catholicism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will grant wisdom and favor to evangelical Christians and churches to engage the Carolinian people with intentional church planting strategies.
  • Ask the Lord to save key leaders among the Carolinian people who will boldly declare the Gospel.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI200