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Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte


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Area: 373 sq km

One larger island, Grande Terre, and one smaller, Petite Terre.

Population: 199,065    Annual Growth: 2.67%

Capital: Mamoudzou

Urbanites: 50.1%


Peoples: 11 (73% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French; Shimaore (a Bantu language) is spoken by 80%, Shibushi (a Malagasy language) by 30%    Languages: 4 All languages


Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Pray for the Muslim majority. The indigenous people of Mayotte are 99.9% Muslim. Although there is religious freedom and direct, open-air evangelism is permitted (and practiced by the AoG), response has been very slow and most converts have returned to Islam. Maore folk Islam is heavily shaped by magic and cults practicing spirit possession. Despite this, a spirit of complacency rests upon the people, exacerbated greatly by the increased economic assistance from France and the EU. Pray for a spiritual breakthrough. The name Mayotte means “place of death”; pray that it may become a place of spiritual life in Christ.

     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 Mayotte.