Religion

Supernatural world

Although most Niueans are active Christians, many still believe – to varying degrees – in a supernatural world inhabited by aitu, spirits of dead ancestors or ghosts. Any location at which an unexpected or violent death occurs will have a fono or prohibition placed on it, distancing the living from the revenge of ancestral spirits. … Read more …

A proudly Christian people

Niueans are a proudly Christian people. Seventy five per cent are affiliated with the Protestant Church of Niue (Ekalesia Niue); the remainder are a mix of Catholic, Latter Day Saints, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists and Baha’i. The church underpins all social interaction, provides moral guidance and enables the redistribution of goods and services from … Read more …