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Republic of Mauritius


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Area: 2,040 sq km

One larger and three smaller islands east of Madagascar in the western Indian Ocean. One of these, Rodrigues Island, is 500 km to the east of the others. Mauritius also claims the Chagos archipelago, including Diego Garcia, which comprise the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Population: 1,294,569    Annual Growth: 0.70%

Capital: Port Loius

Urbanites: 42.6%

HDI Rank: 81 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 17 (29% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English    Languages: 13 All languages


Largest Religion: Hinduism

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Training leaders is of prime importance. The AoG School of Ministry offers multi-level programmes ranging from correspondence to degree-level courses. TEE is utilized by most denominations and there are several correspondence schools, one being the Emmaus BCC. To train clergy and laity, the Anglican Church opened the Training Centre for Ministries and Community Development in Curepipe. The most exciting development is the rebirth of the Mauritian Bible Training Institute, an evangelical Bible school started with input from SIM, which now enjoys a partnership with Vose Seminary in Australia. Praise the Lord for the development of Bible training, but also pray that Mauritius might receive more teachers of the Word who are well-trained models of godliness.

     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 Mauritius.