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Republic of Kiribati


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Area: 849 sq km

Three archipelagos Gilbert, Rawaki (Phoenix) and Line, with 33 coral atolls (23 inhabited) scattered across 2,000,000 sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

Population: 99,547    Annual Growth: 1.59%

Capital: Tarawa

Urbanites: 44%


Official language: English, but I-Kiribati is more widely spoken    Languages: 3 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

The once-strong Congregational Church (Kiribati Protestant) is in slow decline and losing members to other groups. The theological college in Tarawa is not evangelical. Pray for a return to the Bible. Nominalism and syncretism with traditional spiritist practices are all too common.

     For an additional Challenge 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 Kiribati.