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Department of Réunion


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Area: 2,512 sq km

Rugged, mountainous volcanic Indian Ocean island 700 km east of Madagascar. The largest of the Mascarene Islands, which include Mauritius.

Population: 837,094    Annual Growth: 1.32%

Capital: Saint-Denis

Urbanites: 94%


Peoples: 16 (25% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French. Common language French Creole, spoken by over 85%, which is replacing minority languages    Languages: 9 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Christian media. Pray for impact through:

a) Christian literature and Bible distribution. There is only one Christian bookstore, which is in the south of the island (the capital is in the north). Nevertheless, much literature has been distributed around the island.

b) Radio. Private radio stations are run by the Catholics, SdA and AoG. There is an encouraging response to FEBA’s daily broadcasts in French from Seychelles.

c) Media. The JESUS film has been shown around the island several times. GRN audio resources are available in eight languages. Online material in Creole is very limited, although French and Tamil have many Christian resources for the few who have regular online access.

     For an additional 3 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 Réunion.