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Area: 193 sq km

An island 28 km north of Venezuela. Dry and sandy with no fresh water and few natural resources.

Population: 107,380    Annual Growth: 1.23%

Capital: Oranjestad

Urbanites: 46.9%


Peoples: 8 (25% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Dutch, Papiamento (a Creole of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English, Indian and African languages)    Languages: 5 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

The evangelical presence has grown, predominantly due to the more recent arrivals. Large numbers have immigrated from Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, but evangelical growth is not even. There are several English-speaking churches and many congregations using Papiamento. Pray for a greater impact on the Asian immigrant population.

Media. There are three Christian radio stations on Aruba: Radio Victoria (originally TEAM) and two others broadcast to Aruba and the Venezuelan coast. TWR broadcasts to Bonaire on its FM station and internationally through shortwave and the Internet. The gospel is also proclaimed on programmes that appear on secular radio and TV. Pray for the enduring fruitfulness of these strategic ministries.

     For an additional Challenge for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Aruba.