Cook Islands

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Join the Prayer Movement

The flag of Cook Islands

A map of Cook Islands class=

click map to enlarge

A locator map of Cook Islands

click map to enlarge

click graph for key


Cook Islands

The Cook Islands


See Prayer Information


Area: 236 sq km

Over 100 coral atolls and volcanic islands 3,500 km northeast of New Zealand, 15 of which are inhabited.

Population: 19,933    Annual Growth: 0.87%

Capital: Avarua

Urbanites: 75.3%


Official language: English, Cook Island Maori    Languages: 6 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Answer to Prayer

The Gospels were translated into Tokelau in 2005. Pray that this Scripture in their heart language may impact their walk with God.

Challenge for Prayer

Migration to New Zealand for employment creates another means of bringing new life into the islands. Around 90% of Niueans, 75% of Tokelauans and over 67% of Cook Islanders now live in New Zealand. Pray for those who remain, that despair and decline would not take hold, but that there would instead be a renaissance of Island culture. Pray for the Island churches in Auckland and other New Zealand cities, for new life there and for those finding it to bring it back to their homelands.

     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 Cook Islands.