Country: Algeria

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

36 (90.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

40,312,000

Population in Unreached

40,282,000 (99.9%)

Literacy Rate

73 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

1.0%

% Evangelical

0.87%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 27,410,000 35,220,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.90 %
 Arab, Egyptian 17,000 59,977,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 11.00 % 2.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 4,300 17,214,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.70 %
 Arab, Moroccan 167,000 21,969,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.15 % 0.15 %
Bedouin, Chaamba 127,000 127,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Dui-Menia 76,000 76,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Laguat 76,000 76,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Nail 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Ruarha 76,000 76,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Sidi 127,000 127,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Suafa 121,000 121,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Tajakant 1,638,000 1,644,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Ziban 254,000 254,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Belbali 3,600 3,600 Korandje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Figig 76,000 76,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Imazighen 1,524,000 4,346,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.38 % 0.38 %
 Berber, Kabyle 5,580,000 6,362,000 Kabyle Islam 2.00 % 1.60 %
 Berber, Menasser 76,000 76,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Mozabite 174,000 179,000 Tumzabt Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Northern Shilha 3,000 1,785,000 Tarifit Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Berber, Shawiya 2,158,000 2,492,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Berber, Taznatit 11,000 11,000 Taznatit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Berber, Tidikelt Tamzight 1,000 1,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.01 %
 Berber, Tougourt 8,900 8,900 Tamazight, Temacine Islam 0.05 % 0.04 %
 British 700 51,498,000 English Christianity 71.00 % 8.00 %
Chenoua 91,000 91,000 Chenoua Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 33,000 8,847,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 1.00 % 0.80 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Algerian Sign Language Islam 0.28 % 0.20 %
 French 12,000 49,530,000 French Christianity 66.00 % 0.40 %
 Hausa 11,000 41,854,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Idaksahak 2,300 132,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, French 600 568,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ouargla 21,000 21,000 Tagargrent Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
 Romani, Balkan 4,200 1,225,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.09 %
 Saharawi 203,000 627,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Shilha, Southern 6,000 3,370,000 Tachelhit Islam 0.09 % 0.00 %
 Spaniard 600 28,626,000 Spanish Christianity 69.00 % 0.20 %
 Tuareg, Algerian 140,000 186,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Tuareg, Hoggar 39,000 97,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 3,200 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  40 40,312,000       36   1.00 % 0.87 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 64,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 40,376,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Algerian Sign Language asp 1 1
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 12 12 NT
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 NT
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete
Chenoua cnu 1 1
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete
English eng 1 0 Complete
French fra 2 1 Complete
Hassaniyya mey 1 1
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete
Kabyle kab 1 1 Complete
Korandje kcy 1 1
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete
Tachawit shy 1 1 Portions
Tachelhit shi 1 1 NT
Tadaksahak dsq 1 1
Tagargrent oua 1 1
Tamahaq, Tahaggart thv 1 1 Portions
Tamazight, Central Atlas tzm 3 3 Portions
Tamazight, Temacine tjo 1 1
Tarifit rif 1 1 NT
Taznatit grr 1 1
Tumzabt mzb 1 1 Portions
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Totals: 26 40 36   7 10 17 19 7

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.9 %)
1.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
95.5 %
Non-Religious
3.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
93.9 %
Orthodox
0.4 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
1.6 %
Roman Catholic
3.9 %
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

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  • Church planting agencies in Algeria
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  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
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Algeria Statistics
People Groups 40
Unreached People Groups 36  (90.0%)
Population 40,312,000
Population in Unreached 40,282,000  (99.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 829 to 891
Urbanization 70%
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AG
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language French
Literacy Rate 73%
Estimated Illiterate Population 10,884,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.9%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 36 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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