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Anguilla is a small island of 91 sq km (35 sq miles) in the east Caribbean between the Virgin Islands and Antiqua and Barbuda. It is a long, thin coral atoll for which the Spanish word anquil, meaning eel, was used to give the British dependency its name. It was first colonized by Britain in 1690 and in 1980 gained the status of a UK dependent territory. With few natural resources the island depends heavily on tourism, offshore banking, fishing and overseas remittances. The population of the island is about 11,500.
At least one a cappella Church of Christ meets on the island. It was planted in 1989 as the result of a medical-evangelism team led by Dr. Danny Smelser and Albert Hill. Sylvester Celestine, a preacher on Saint Martin, spends two days a week ministering with the church in Anguilla.
Clinton J. Holloway
National Profiles Editor
For further historical reference:
Churches of Christ Around the World, Lynn, Mac, 21st Century Christian Publications, Nashville, TN, 2003.