Pray for: Fiji

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Pacific
Capital: Suva
Population: 902,899
% Urban: 57.7 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 29.3 %
Official Language: English; Hindustani and Bau Fijian commonly used
Languages: 21
Literacy Rate: 94 %
HDI Ranking: 93 / 189
% Christian: 65.1 %
% Evangelical: 25.2 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 65.1 %
People Groups: 33
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 13 %


Title: Fiji

Tier: 1

Type: country

British colonial greed left Fiji ethnically divided. The British imported Indians as indentured labourers from 1870 onward. Fijians lived as a minority in their own country at times. Indians worked hard to build new lives in Fiji, but they cannot own land. They face resentment and racial prejudice. Poor treatment by the British and Fijians, both considered Christian, discredited the gospel for most Indians. Pray for a spirit of repentance and reconciliation, and a society known for freedom and equality.

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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.