Guyana GY

73,578

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

5,586

Indicated decisions 2014

761,000

Population

401,000

Christians
151,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Guyana
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None.
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious.
  • Human Development Index

    121/187
  • Internet Access

    37.4%
  • Ethnic Groups

    South Asian (42.5%, mostly rural farmers from India); African (29.7%, most in civil service and government); Mixed (16.5%); Amerindian (8.9%, most live in the interior).
  • Common Languages

    Common Languages: English, Creole (used by 90% of the population).
  • Economy

    Main revenue sources are mining and agriculture. 
    A 20-year long Marxist economic experiment has delayed growth.
    Slow improvement occurred since 1992; Severe floods in 2005 caused a lot of damage.
  • History / Politics

    Dutch rule (1750-1814), then British rule until independence in 1966.
    Labor, imported by colonial powers for sugar industry, has created ethnic tensions.
    Venezuela and Suriname both claim a large part of Guyana.
    The two political parties divide along racial lines (Indian and African).
    The nation has the second highest rate of AIDS in the Caribbean.
  • Spirituality

    Pentecostal, Charismatic, and evangelical groups grow even while population decreases. 
    The Guyanese Evangelical Fellowship tries to bring unity across denominations.
    Many of the Afro- and mixed-Guyanese are Christian, but mix in pagan beliefs. 
    Indian groups are mostly Hindu; Most of the Amerindian are Catholic.
  • Prayers

    Pray for unity across all racial and denominational lines.
    Pray that the Hindus and Muslims in the country can be reached for the Gospel. 
    Pray that medical missions and other social missions will draw people to the Gospel.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.