Country: Mauritania

Number of People Groups

19

People Groups Unreached

15 (78.9%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

4,741,000

Population in Unreached

4,727,000 (99.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.28%

% Evangelical

0.12%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Bambara 24,000 6,574,000 Bamanankan Islam 2.50 % 1.86 % 1
 Bedouin, Berabish 70,000 121,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 British 500 54,223,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Deaf 48,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Islam 0.25 % 1
 French 6,900 50,605,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 0.70 % -
 Fulani, Fulakunda 52,000 2,677,000 Pulaar Islam 0.06 % 0.00 % 1
 Fulani, Pulaar 246,000 1,652,000 Pulaar Islam 0.50 % 0.21 % 5
Imeraguen 900 900 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 3,700 481,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Korean 2,600 81,131,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.60 % 16.80 % -
Masna 2,800 2,800 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moor 3,883,000 4,617,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 78
Nemadi, lkoku 500 500 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serer 4,800 1,860,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.50 % -
 Soninke 243,000 2,849,000 Soninke Islam 0.15 % 0.12 % 5
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 130,000 775,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 3
 Wolof 20,000 6,332,000 Wolof Islam 1.00 % 0.71 % 1
 Wolof, Lebou 1,500 234,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
Zenaga 1,100 1,600 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  19 4,741,000         15 0.28 % 0.12 % 102 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 34,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 4,775,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Adrar 81,000
Assaba 420,000
Brakna 402,000
Dakhlet Nouadhibou 160,000
Gorgol 433,000
Guidimaka 344,000
Hodh ech Chargui 555,000
Hodh el Gharbi 379,000
Inchiri 26,000
Nouakchott 1,234,000
Tagant 104,000
Tiris Zemmour 68,000
Trarza 352,000
Provinces:  13 4,558,000
UN Country Population 4,775,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 6,116.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 16,331.8 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 4,374.1 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 2,435.6 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
4,741,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 5 5 Bible Portions
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 1 New Testament
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 2 2 New Testament
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Tamasheq taq 1 1 New Testament
Unknown xxx 2 2 Unspecified
Wolof wol 2 2 New Testament
Totals: 12 19 15   4 9 11 11 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
0.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
99.5 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.5 %
Independent
16.2 %
Orthodox
0.6 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
8.1 %
Roman Catholic
66.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Mauritania. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Mauritania
  • Christian ministry in Mauritania
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Mauritania Statistics
People Groups 19
Unreached People Groups 15  (78.9%)
Population 4,741,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 4,727,000  (99.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 102
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 54%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MR
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardHassaniyya
Literacy Rate 52%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,276,000
Persecution Ranking 20 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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