Area: 373 sq km
One larger island, Grande Terre, and one smaller, Petite Terre.
Population: 199,065 Annual Growth: 2.67%
Official language: French; Shimaore (a Bantu language) is spoken by 80%, Shibushi (a Malagasy language) by 30% Languages: 4 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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There is some very small responsiveness to the good news, generally expressed as curiosity more than receptivity. Students and youth, impacted by French/Western social influences, demonstrate the greatest openness. Children who have demonstrated responsiveness to the gospel have been known to be punished for such interest or even taken to live elsewhere in the islands. Illegal immigrants from the Comoran island of Anjouan are also surprisingly responsive. Pray for a harvest among these groups.
For an additional 3 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Mayotte.