Country: Algeria

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

36 (90.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

41,948,000

Population in Unreached

41,917,000 (99.9%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

1.5%

% Evangelical

1.29%

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
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 28,375,000 31,892,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.50 % 1.48 % 568
 Arab, Egyptian 17,000 63,343,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 11.00 % 2.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 4,500 16,650,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.70 % 1
 Arab, Moroccan 173,000 27,524,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.15 % 0.15 % 3
Bedouin, Chaamba 131,000 131,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bedouin, Dui-Menia 79,000 79,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
 Bedouin, Laguat 79,000 79,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Bedouin, Nail 37,000 37,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedouin, Ruarha 79,000 79,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Bedouin, Sidi 132,000 132,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 3
Bedouin, Suafa 125,000 125,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
 Bedouin, Tajakant 1,696,000 1,702,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 34
 Bedouin, Ziban 263,000 263,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Belbali 3,700 3,700 Korandje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berber, Figig 79,000 79,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 2
 Berber, Imazighen 1,577,000 4,484,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.70 % 0.63 % 32
 Berber, Kabyle 5,776,000 6,563,000 Kabyle Islam 3.00 % 1.80 % 116
 Berber, Menasser 79,000 79,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Berber, Mozabite 180,000 185,000 Tumzabt Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Berber, Rif 3,100 1,834,000 Tarifit Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
 Berber, Shawiya 2,241,000 2,544,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 45
 Berber, Southern Shilha 6,200 3,473,000 Tachelhit Islam 0.09 % 0.00 % 1
Berber, Taznatit 11,000 11,000 Taznatit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
Berber, Tidikelt Tamzight 1,000 1,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
 Berber, Tougourt 9,200 9,200 Tamazight, Temacine Islam 0.05 % 0.04 % 1
 British 700 52,309,000 English Christianity 71.00 % 8.00 % -
Chenoua 94,000 94,000 Chenoua Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Chinese, general 34,000 12,929,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
Deaf 210,000 46,464,000 Algerian Sign Language Islam 0.28 % 4
 French 13,000 50,089,000 French Christianity 66.00 % 0.40 % -
 Hausa 11,000 44,177,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Idaksahak 2,400 138,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, French 700 551,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ouargla 21,000 21,000 Tagargrent Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 1
 Romani, Balkan 4,300 1,215,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 1
 Saharawi 210,000 629,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 4
 Spaniard 600 28,793,000 Spanish Christianity 69.00 % 0.20 % -
 Tuareg, Algerian 145,000 194,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 3
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 41,000 102,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 3,300 60,402,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  40 41,948,000       36   1.48 % 1.29 % 854 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 60,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 42,008,000                

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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   41,948,000 40 36 90.0 % 41,917,000 99.9 % 0
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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 Bible Portions
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 12 12 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
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 Bible Portions
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 Bible Portions
Taznatit grr 1 1
Tumzabt mzb 1 1 Bible Portions
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 26 40 36   7 11 17 19 7

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.3 %)
1.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
95.4 %
Non-Religious
3.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
94.6 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
1.6 %
Roman Catholic
3.3 %
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 Algeria. 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 Algeria
  • Christian ministry in Algeria
  • 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

Algeria Statistics
People Groups 40
Unreached People Groups 36  (90.0%)
Population 41,948,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.7%
Population in Unreached 41,917,000  (99.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 854
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.5%
Percent Evangelical 1.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 71%
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AG
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardFrench
Literacy Rate 80%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,390,000
Persecution Ranking 42 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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