Eritrea: the opportunities
Pray for the return of Christian missionaries to serve the Church.
People: located in refugee camps in Ethiopia
Official language: There is no official language. Tigrinya, Arabic and English are most widely used. There are eleven languages in the country.
Religion: There is some freedom of religion but the fine balance between the Muslim and Christian population tempers that freedom with restrictive policies. The Christian population is somewhat limited to the Orthodox Church, which is weak both in public influence and in the influence of individual members.
Religion type: % of population Approx number
Muslim 47.97 1,847,031
Christian 47.43 1,826,239
Non-Religious 4.00 154,016
Traditional ethnic 0.60 23,102