A. THE TERRITORY
Aruba is an island in the Caribbean that is dry and sandy with no fresh
water and few natural resources. It is a self-governing part of Kingdom
of the Netherlands. Aruba is heavily dependent on tourism, with other
industries making minor contributions to the economy.
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~107,500 and official language Dutch Papiamento (a
Creole of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English, Indian and African
~80% are Antillean (Papiamento speakers), ~20% Other (Spanish speaking).
C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY/PENTECOSTALISM
~92.93% claim to be Christian, ~5% Non-religious, ~1.2%
Ethnoreligionist, ~0.36% Muslim, ~0.14% Chinese, ~0.13% Baha’i, ~0.12%
Buddhist, ~0.12% Jewish.
In the Christian category:
~74.5% Catholic, ~7.18% Protestant, ~5.3% Unaffiliated, ~2.33%
Independent, ~0.79% Anglican.
Evangelicals represent ~7.6% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~6.8% and of those ~2.5% are Pentecostals.
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.