Pray for: Vanuatu

Flag for Vanuatu

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Pacific
Capital: Vila
Population: 342,325
% Urban: 25.7 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 38.7 %
Official Language: Bislama (Pidgin English), English, French
Languages: 108
Literacy Rate: 83 %
Life Expectancy: 70.4 yrs (155/236)
HDI Ranking: 140 / 189
% Christian: 94.1 %
% Evangelical: 45.9 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.1 %
People Groups: 111
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Vanuatu

Tier: 1

Type: country

Vanuatu’s motto is “In God We Stand”. Pray that leaders of this complex little nation may be examples in doing so. Committed Christians played a major role in attaining independence, and they continue to help lead the country – not least is the President himself. Two of the main islands of Vanuatu are named Espiritu Santo and Pentecost – how appropriate for such a linguistically diverse nation! May the same Holy Spirit visit this nation powerfully.

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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.