Mauritius

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Mauritius

Republic of Mauritius

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Geography

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

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

Official language: English    Languages: 13 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Hinduism

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians423,45432.711.2
Evangelicals130,80110.13.1
Hinduism629,16148.60 

Challenges for Prayer

Rodrigues Islanders, numbering around 38,000, are largely Creole, largely Catholic, and tend to be poor and isolated. There is a small presence of other faiths (Hindu and Muslim) and other denominations (Anglican, Pentecostal, SdA) on this semi-autonomous island. Christians are active in education with five schools under their care, but faith tends to be nominal, blending biblical teachings with ungodly traditional beliefs. Pray for God’s Spirit to work anew among the Creole.

     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.