Religion in Dominica


Dominica has an average population density of 95 residents per km2. As a result of a relatively large emigration, the country’s population growth is very low, some years even negative. Dominica’s largest city is the capital Roseau (14,700 residents, 2012).

People in Dominica


The official language is English. Until the end of the Second World War, the vernacular was a dialect of the French-based Creole language spoken in Martinique. Due to a strong pressure from the authorities, this is now in sharp decline and seems to be in the process of being abandoned in favor of English. The last speaker of the Arabic language Caribbean died in 1918.


Catholicism has been the dominant religion ever since the mission of the Spanish and French colonial churches. Under the influence of the Latin American Episcopal Conferences (CELAM), a church renewal is underway in liturgy and social work. About 79.5% are Catholics, there are also Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians and evangelical groups. Ecumenical cooperation takes place in the Caribbean Council of Churches, mostly for poor and marginalized groups. According to thesciencetutor, there are strong Afro-Indian religious traditions in Dominica.

Dominica Religion