Country: Mauritania

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

14 (77.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,960,000

Population in Unreached

4,944,000 (99.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.26%

% 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 25,000 7,428,000 Bamanankan Islam 2.50 % 1.86 % 1
 Bedouin, Berabish 74,000 133,000 Hassaniyya Islam ☀︎ 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 British 500 54,161,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Deaf 50,000 50,266,000 Language unknown Islam 0.25 % 1
 French 7,300 50,635,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 0.70 % -
 Fulani, Pulaar 311,000 3,171,000 Pulaar Islam 0.12 % 0.12 % 6
Imeraguen 1,000 1,000 Language unknown Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 5,100 522,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Korean 2,700 81,945,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.60 % 16.80 % -
Masna 2,900 2,900 Hassaniyya Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moor 4,061,000 4,827,000 Hassaniyya Islam ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.10 % 81
Nemadi, lkoku 500 500 Hassaniyya Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serer 5,000 1,829,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.50 % -
 Soninke 255,000 3,197,000 Soninke Islam 0.15 % 0.12 % 5
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 136,000 939,000 Tamasheq Islam ☀︎ 0.04 % 0.00 % 3
 Wolof 21,000 6,856,000 Wolof Islam 1.00 % 0.71 % 1
 Wolof, Lebou 1,600 248,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
Zenaga 1,100 1,700 Hassaniyya Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  18 4,960,000         14 0.26 % 0.12 % 105 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 34,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 4,994,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Adrar 86,000
Assaba 445,000
Brakna 426,000
Dakhlet Nouadhibou 169,000
Gorgol 459,000
Guidimaka 364,000
Hodh ech Chargui 588,000
Hodh el Gharbi 401,000
Inchiri 27,000
Nouakchott 1,308,000
Tagant 111,000
Tiris Zemmour 72,000
Trarza 373,000
Provinces:  13 4,829,000
UN Country Population 4,994,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
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 New Testament
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 1 New Testament
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 1 1 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 18 14   6 10 11 11 4
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 18
Unreached People Groups 14  (77.8%)
Population 4,960,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 4,944,000  (99.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 105
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 54%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,282,000
Persecution Ranking 23 (1=Highest) Open Doors
Mauritania Maps
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