Country: Mauritania

Number of People Groups

18

People Groups Unreached

14 (77.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,701,000

Population in Unreached

4,686,000 (99.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.28%

% Evangelical

0.12%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Bambara 23,000 7,095,000 Bamanankan Islam 2.50 % 1.86 % 1
 Bedouin, Berabish 70,000 126,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 British 500 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Deaf 47,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 0.25 % 1
 French 6,900 50,354,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 0.70 % -
 Fulani, Pulaar 295,000 2,950,000 Pulaar Islam 0.50 % 0.21 % 6
Imeraguen 900 900 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 3,700 495,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Korean 2,600 81,880,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.60 % 16.80 % -
Masna 2,800 2,800 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moor 3,851,000 4,591,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 77
Nemadi, lkoku 500 500 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serer 4,700 1,739,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.50 % -
 Soninke 241,000 3,021,000 Soninke Islam 0.15 % 0.12 % 5
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 129,000 823,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 3
 Wolof 20,000 6,447,000 Wolof Islam 1.00 % 0.71 % 1
 Wolof, Lebou 1,500 236,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
Zenaga 1,000 1,500 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  18 4,701,000         14 0.28 % 0.12 % 101 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 35,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 4,736,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Adrar 81,000
Assaba 420,000
Brakna 402,000
Dakhlet Nouadhibou 160,000
Gorgol 433,000
Guidimaka 344,000
Hodh ech Chargui 555,000
Hodh el Gharbi 379,000
Inchiri 26,000
Nouakchott 1,234,000
Tagant 104,000
Tiris Zemmour 68,000
Trarza 352,000
Provinces:  13 4,558,000
UN Country Population 4,736,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Hassaniyya mey 5 5 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 1 New Testament
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 1 1 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 Unspecified
Wolof wol 2 2 New Testament
Totals: 12 18 14   4 10 11 11 4
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
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 18
Unreached People Groups 14  (77.8%)
Population 4,701,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 4,686,000  (99.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 101
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 54%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code MR
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Hassaniyya
Literacy Rate 54%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,162,000
Persecution Ranking 23 (1=Highest) Open Doors
Mauritania Maps
Language Map (Ethnologue)
Perry-Castaneda Map Collection


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