Pray for: Fiji

Flag for Fiji

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Pacific
Capital: Suva
Population: 943,072
% Urban: 57.7 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 29.3 %
Official Language: English, iTaukei, Fiji Hindi
Languages: 21
Literacy Rate: 94 %
Life Expectancy: 67.1 yrs (179/236)
HDI Ranking: 99 / 189
% Christian: 65.1 %
% Evangelical: 25.2 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 65.1 %
People Groups: 33
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 13 %


Title: Fiji

Tier: 1

Type: country

British colonial practices on Fijian plantations first saw the importation of slaves, and then the use of indentured labourers from India, who have since grown and thrived as communities. However, racial division between native Fijians and Indo-Fijians persists, and common ground between these two groups has not been easy to find. Native Fijians feel their values and social structures – including communal ownership and stewardship of the land – are under threat from the government policy ever since the 2006 coup. Indo-Fijians still feel trauma from the events surrounding the 1987 and 2000 coups. Both groups want to be able to get on with their normal lives. Pray for a way for native Fijians to be able to thrive in their own land while Indo-Fijians and other minorities can still enjoy fair treatment and opportunity.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.