Pray for: Guinea-Bissau

Flag for Guinea-Bissau

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Bissau
Population: 2,197,149
% Urban: 44.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 42.2 %
Official Language: Portuguese. National language Portuguese Creole, spoken by as much as half the population
Languages: 25
Literacy Rate: 55 %
Life Expectancy: 59.7 yrs (221/236)
HDI Ranking: 177 / 189
% Christian: 10.9 %
% Evangelical: 1.6 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 52.1 %
People Groups: 35
Least Reached People Groups: 19
% Unevangelized: 53 %


Title: Guinea-Bissau

Tier: 1

Type: country

Poverty, political unrest, and violent conflict combine to burden the population. Opportunity for progress and development seems distant. The influence of drug shipments leads to corrupt police, army, and government leaders, and can trap already poor people in destruction. Guinea-Bissau’s history of political unrest reveals a need for stability and forgiveness. Pray that God would raise up righteous leaders for the people.

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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.