Pray for: Guyana

Flag for Guyana

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: Georgetown
Population: 819,594
% Urban: 26.9 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 27.9 %
Official Language: English; Creole used by 90% of the population
Languages: 19
Literacy Rate: 89 %
Life Expectancy: 65.7 yrs (187/236)
HDI Ranking: 108 / 189
% Christian: 52.7 %
% Evangelical: 19.8 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 52.7 %
People Groups: 21
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 18 %


Title: Guyana

Tier: 1

Type: country

Guyana faces various threats. Venezuela and Suriname both claim large parts of Guyana’s land. The two main political parties divide along racial lines (Indo-Guyanese versus Afro-Guyanese). The land is rich in biodiversity and natural resources, but is at risk of exploitation by foreign companies and interests. Due to a lack of economic opportunities, many people emigrated, including many of the most talented. Pray for hope to come to Guyana, and for the gospel to transform society.

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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.