Country: Algeria

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

36 (90.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

40,999,000

Population in Unreached

40,968,000 (99.9%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

1.0%

% Evangelical

0.87%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.1%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
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 27,877,000 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.90 %
 Arab, Egyptian 17,000 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 11.00 % 2.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 4,400 17,702,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.70 %
 Arab, Moroccan 170,000 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.15 % 0.15 %
Bedouin, Chaamba 129,000 129,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Dui-Menia 77,000 77,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Laguat 77,000 77,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Nail 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Ruarha 77,000 77,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Sidi 129,000 129,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Bedouin, Suafa 123,000 123,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Tajakant 1,666,000 1,672,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Ziban 258,000 258,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Belbali 3,700 3,700 Korandje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Figig 78,000 78,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Imazighen 1,550,000 4,406,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.38 % 0.38 %
 Berber, Kabyle 5,675,000 6,460,000 Kabyle Islam 2.00 % 1.60 %
 Berber, Menasser 77,000 77,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Mozabite 176,000 181,000 Tumzabt Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Rif 3,100 1,804,000 Tarifit Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Berber, Shawiya 2,195,000 2,530,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berber, Southern Shilha 6,100 3,410,000 Tachelhit Islam 0.09 % 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 9,000 9,000 Tamazight, Temacine Islam 0.05 % 0.04 %
 British 700 51,406,000 English Christianity 71.00 % 8.00 %
Chenoua 92,000 92,000 Chenoua Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 34,000 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 1.00 % 0.80 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Algerian Sign Language Islam 0.28 % 0.20 %
 French 13,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 66.00 % 0.40 %
 Hausa 11,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Idaksahak 2,300 136,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jew, French 700 550,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ouargla 21,000 21,000 Tagargrent Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %
 Romani, Balkan 4,300 1,249,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.09 %
 Saharawi 207,000 638,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Spaniard 600 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 69.00 % 0.20 %
 Tuareg, Algerian 143,000 190,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 40,000 100,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 3,300 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  40 40,999,000       36   1.00 % 0.87 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 65,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 41,064,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
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 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete Bible
Chenoua cnu 1 1
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 2 1 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabyle kab 1 1 Complete Bible
Korandje kcy 1 1
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tachawit shy 1 1 Bible Portions
Tachelhit shi 1 1 New Testament
Tadaksahak dsq 1 1
Tagargrent oua 1 1
Tamahaq, Tahaggart thv 1 1 Bible Portions
Tamazight, Central Atlas tzm 3 3 Bible Portions
Tamazight, Temacine tjo 1 1
Tarifit rif 1 1 New Testament
Taznatit grr 1 1
Tumzabt mzb 1 1 Bible Portions
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
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
  • Christian ministry 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 40,999,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.7%
Population in Unreached 40,968,000  (99.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 842 to 904
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 70%
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AG
Official National Language(s) Arabic, Standard    French
Literacy Rate 80%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,200,000
Persecution Ranking 36 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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