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%
Official language: English; Creole used by 90% of the population Languages: 19 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Continued responsiveness to the gospel among most ethnic groups in the country.
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.
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