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Cook Islands (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) People

    Population: 20,200 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: NA
    15-64 years: NA
    65 years and over: NA

    Population growth rate: 1.04% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 22.35 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 5.2 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -6.75 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 24.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 71.14 years
    male: 69.2 years
    female: 73.1 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.17 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Cook Islander(s)
    adjective: Cook Islander

    Ethnic groups: Polynesian (full blood) 81.3%, Polynesian and European 7.7%, Polynesian and non-European 7.7%, European 2.4%, other 0.9%

    Religions: Christian (majority of populace are members of the Cook Islands Christian Church)

    Languages: English (official), Maori

    Literacy: NA

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