Country: Mauritania

Number of People Groups

19

People Groups Unreached

15 (78.9%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

4,245,000

Population in Unreached

4,230,000 (99.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

0.3%

% Evangelical

0.10%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.7%
(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
 Bambara 21,000 5,729,000 Bamanankan Islam 2.50 % 1.86 %
 Bedouin, Berabish 63,000 243,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
 British 2,200 51,606,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.25 % 0.10 %
 French 6,300 49,832,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 0.70 %
 Fulani, Fulakunda 47,000 2,578,000 Pulaar Islam 0.06 % 0.00 %
 Fulani, Pulaar 222,000 1,533,000 Pulaar Islam 0.50 % 0.21 %
Imeraguen 800 800 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jola-Fonyi 4,200 506,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Korean 2,300 80,517,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.60 % 16.80 %
Masna 2,500 2,500 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moor 3,507,000 4,335,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.07 % 0.07 %
Nemadi, lkoku 400 400 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Serer 4,300 1,511,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.50 %
 Soninke 220,000 2,582,000 Soninke Islam 0.15 % 0.12 %
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 118,000 702,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.04 % 0.00 %
 Wolof 15,000 6,573,000 Wolof Islam 1.00 % 0.71 %
 Wolof, Lebou 1,400 220,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
Zenaga 8,300 11,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  19 4,245,000       15   0.27 % 0.10 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 21,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 4,266,000              
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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   4,245,000 19 15 78.9 % 4,230,000 99.6 % 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
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 5 5
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 1 New Testament
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 2 2 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
Wolof wol 2 2 New Testament
Totals: 12 19 15   4 8 11 11 3

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
7.2 %
Independent
12.7 %
Orthodox
0.7 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
8.8 %
Roman Catholic
63.5 %
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 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 19
Unreached People Groups 15  (78.9%)
Population 4,245,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 4,230,000  (99.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 96 to 115
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.7%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 59%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MR
Official National Language(s) Arabic, Standard  |  Hassaniyya
Literacy Rate 52%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,038,000
Persecution Ranking 47 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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