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Coooperative Republic of Guyana

Latin America

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Area: 215,000 sq km

On the north coast of South America. A developed coastal strip with under-developed, forested interior.

Population: 761,442    Annual Growth: -0.06%

Capital: Georgetown

Urbanites: 28.5%

HDI Rank: 114 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 22 (9% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English; Creole used by 90% of the population    Languages: 19 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Answer to Prayer

Continued responsiveness to the gospel among most ethnic groups in the country.

Challenge for Prayer

Most Afro-Guyanese and mixed-race Guyanese are Christian, but nominalism is widespread, stable two-parent families rare (a legacy of the time of slavery) and syncretistic and deviant beliefs common. Obeah Spiritism and witchcraft, Rastafarianism and foreign sects as well as the racist Nation of Islam are influential here. Pray for the true and uncorrupted gospel to radically impact these communities.

     For an additional 7 Challenges 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 Guyana.