Country: Mauritania

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

14 (77.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,868,000

Population in Unreached

4,853,000 (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 6,764,000 Bamanankan Islam 2.50 % 1.86 % 1
 Bedouin, Berabish 72,000 125,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 British 500 54,472,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Deaf 49,000 48,824,000 Language unknown Islam 0.25 % 1
 French 7,100 50,956,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 0.70 % -
 Fulani, Pulaar 306,000 2,945,000 Pulaar Islam 0.50 % 0.21 % 6
Imeraguen 900 900 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 3,800 494,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Korean 2,700 81,346,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.60 % 16.80 % -
Masna 2,800 2,800 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moor 3,986,000 4,734,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 80
Nemadi, lkoku 500 500 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serer 4,900 1,768,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.50 % -
 Soninke 250,000 2,929,000 Soninke Islam 0.15 % 0.12 % 5
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 134,000 798,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 3
 Wolof 21,000 6,542,000 Wolof Islam 1.00 % 0.71 % 1
 Wolof, Lebou 1,500 241,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
Zenaga 1,100 1,600 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  18 4,868,000         14 0.28 % 0.12 % 104 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 34,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 4,902,000                

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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 4,902,000
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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
Arabic, Hassaniyya mey 5 5 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
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   4 10 11 11 0

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
16.5 %
Orthodox
0.6 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
8.4 %
Roman Catholic
65.9 %
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

Search the Web
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 4,868,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 4,853,000  (99.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 104
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 54%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MR
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Hassaniyya
Literacy Rate 54%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,239,000
Persecution Ranking 23 (1=Highest) Open Doors
Mauritania Maps
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