Pray for: Palau

Flag for Palau

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Pacific
Capital: Ngerulmud
Population: 18,051
% Urban: 81.5 %
Official Language: Palauan; English
Languages: 5
Literacy Rate: 97 %
Life Expectancy: 66 yrs (185/236)
HDI Ranking: 80 / 189
% Christian: 95.9 %
% Evangelical: 23.9 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 95.9 %
People Groups: 6
% Unevangelized: 2 %


Title: Palau

Tier: 2

Type: country

Christianity is generally professed, but nominalism is widespread, the most ardent Catholics being the Filipinos. Many older people are followers of the Modekngei movement, a religion unique to Palau that is a mixture of Christianity and magic; materialism and pluralism are the greater threats to the younger generation. Pray for the revival of the Koror Evangelical Church – the fruit of the work of the Liebenzell Mission. The AoG have a small but growing work.

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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.