Pray for: Mauritius

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Port Loius
Population: 1,301,978
% Urban: 40.8 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 17.3 %
Official Language: English
Languages: 13
Literacy Rate: 92 %
Life Expectancy: 73.6 yrs (116/236)
HDI Ranking: 63 / 189
% Christian: 32.7 %
% Evangelical: 10.1 %
Largest Religion: Hinduism
% Largest Religion: 48.6 %
People Groups: 18
Least Reached People Groups: 8
% Unevangelized: 28 %


Title: Mauritius

Tier: 1

Type: country

This complex multi-ethnic and multi-religious society makes evangelism a challenge; pray for great wisdom and discernment among Christians. The Hinduization of government and culture, as well as strong ancestral and ethnic ties, make it difficult for Indians to become believers. However, large numbers of Hindus are coming to Jesus through the bold witness of evangelical/Pentecostal churches. Pray for continued church growth – may the body of Christ in Mauritius reflect the beautifully multi-cultural nature of God’s Kingdom!

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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.