|% Urban:||25.1 %|
|Population Under 15 Yrs:||40.1 %|
|Official Language:||English. Trade language Solomons Pijin, spoken by more than half the population|
|Literacy Rate:||97 %|
|Life Expectancy:||70.3 yrs (157/236)|
|HDI Ranking:||151 / 189|
|% Christian:||95.8 %|
|% Evangelical:||33.3 %|
|% Largest Religion:||95.8 %|
|% Unevangelized:||0 %|
Ethnic diversity and a divided geography (6 major island groups) create a divided society. Tribes and political groups live together, but struggle to form a unified nation. Outside intervention brought peace in 2003 and disarmed the militias, but deep divisions remain. These language and culture barriers also inhibit Christian work. Each small ethnic group needs a different approach and language resources. Denominations divide along tribal lines. Pray that Christianity may take root in each group in a relevant way, and can overcome division. Pray for true forgiveness and reconciliation that come only through repentance. Without these, the nation can never truly progress.
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