Tuvalu
State of Tuvalu
November 8
Pacific


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GEOGRAPHY

Area 24 sq.km. Nine low coral atolls in the central Pacific, eight of which are inhabited.

Population Ann.Gr. Density
2000 11,719 +2.73% 488 per sq. km.
2010 15,022 +2.44% 626 per sq. km.
2025 20,674 +2.01% 861 per sq. km.

Capital Funafuti 4,000. Urbanites 46%.

PEOPLES

Polynesian 91.2%. Tuvaluan.

Micronesian 7.2%.

Other 1.6%. Chinese, European, etc.

Literacy 95%. Official languages Tuvalu, English. Languages with Scriptures 1Bi.

ECONOMY

Main sources of income are from fishing licences, internet hosting (with the 'tv' domain name), postage stamps, an international trust fund and remittances from Tuvaluans who live outside the country. Public debt 86% of GNP. Income/person $650 (2.7% of USA).

POLITICS

Independent from Britain in 1978 as a parliamentary monarchy. Once known as the Ellice Islands.

RELIGION

Strongly Protestant; other religions not granted freedom until 1964.

Religions Population % Adherents Ann.Gr.
Christian 98.00 11,485 +2.7%
Baha'i 1.00 117 +3.7%
non-Religious/other 1.00 117 +5.0%

Christians Denom. Affil.% ,000 Ann.Gr.
Protestant 4 90.62 11 +2.5%
Catholic 1 1.71 0 +6.0%
Marginal 1 1.62 0 +2.6%
Unaffiliated   4.05 0 n.a.

Churches MegaBloc Cong. Members Affiliates
Tuvalu P 14 4,080 10,200
Seventh-day Adventist P 1 145 260
Catholic C 1 120 200
Jehovah's Witnesses M 3 45 190
Pentecostal groups [2] P 4 104 160
Total Christians [6]   23 4,500 11,000

Trans-bloc Groupings pop.% ,000 Ann.Gr.
Evangelical

5.1

1 +3.0%
Charismatic

1.4

0 +5.6%
  Pentecostal

1.4

0

+5.6%

Missionaries from Tuvalu
n.a.

Missionaries to Tuvalu
P,I,A n.a. C 1.


Challenges for Prayer

1 Tuvalu may be the first nation to disappear as a result of global warming and the rise in ocean levels. Pray that the uncertainty of the future may bring spiritual earnestness.

2 Tuvalu was first evangelized by Cook Island missionaries. The Congregational Church is effectively the established church; nominalism and tradition are brakes on spiritual life and fervour. The work of AoG and Church of God of Prophecy are the only distinctly evangelical ministries on the islands. Pray for spiritual life for all groups.

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