Country: Mauritius

Number of People Groups


People Groups Unreached

7 (41.2%)

Total Population


Unreached Population

102,000 (8.2%)

% Professing Christian


% Evangelical

7.79 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

99 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Primary Religion % Professing
 Arab 800 1,020,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.20 %
 British 800 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Chinese, general 20,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 %
Creoles, Mauritian 987,000 1,040,000 Morisyen Hinduism 35.00 % 9.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Mauritian Sign Language Hinduism 32.00 % 10.00 %
European, general 2,500 239,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Franco-Mauritian 52,000 49,469,000 French Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 %
 Gujarati 2,000 1,639,000 Gujarati Hinduism 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 4,100 42,650,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 4.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,200 854,535,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 %
 Hindi 37,000 1,395,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Marathi 17,000 69,000 Marathi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Punjabi 25,000 2,409,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 2.50 % 1.50 %
 South Asian, general 66,000 10,799,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 6.00 % 3.00 %
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 1,200 7,260,000 Tamil Hinduism 9.00 % 3.00 %
 Telugu 19,000 770,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Urdu 800 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  17 1,237,000       7   32.58 % 7.79 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 40,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 1,277,000              
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0.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.8 %)
32.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.8 %
46.5 %
17.5 %
1.3 %
Other / Small Religions
1.1 %
0.0 %

1.0 %
3.1 %
0.1 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
27.8 %
Roman Catholic
66.8 %

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 Mauritius. 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 Mauritius
  • Christian ministry in Mauritius
  • 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

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Mauritius or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Mauritius Size
In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Mauritius Statistics
People Groups 17
Unreached People Groups 7  (41.2%)
Population 1,237,000
Population in Unreached 102,000  (8.2%)
Urbanization 40%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code MP
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language French
Literacy Rate 99%
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Professing Christian 32.6%
Percent Evangelical 7.8%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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