Country: Tunisia

Number of People Groups

15

People Groups Unreached

12 (80.0%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

11,794,000

Population in Unreached

11,701,000 (99.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.4%

% Evangelical

0.03%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.7%
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 *
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 280,000 33,377,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.28 % 0.20 % 6
 Amazigh, Djerba 10,000 10,000 Nafusi Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Amazigh, Gafsa 8,400 8,400 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Amazigh, Matmata 5,600 5,600 Taznatit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Amazigh, Siliana 800 800 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Amazigh, Tataouine 4,600 4,600 Nafusi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Amazigh, Zaghouan 4,000 4,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Libyan 514,000 2,653,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.20 % 10
 Arab, Tunisian 10,810,000 11,234,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.22 % 0.00 % 216
 Bedouin, Rabiya 1,200 1,200 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
Black African, general 89,000 1,014,000 Language unknown Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Chinese, general 600 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 59,000 47,601,000 Tunisian Sign Language Islam 0.22 % 1
 Jew, Tunisian 3,200 13,000 Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Maltese 3,400 610,000 Maltese Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 % -
  Totals:  15 11,794,000         12 0.45 % 0.03 % 241 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 25,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 11,819,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Ariana 582,000
Béja 306,000
Ben Arous (Tunis Sud) 639,000
Bizerte 574,000
Gabès 378,000
Gafsa 341,000
Jendouba 405,000
Kairouan 577,000
Kassérine 444,000
Kebili 159,000
Le Kef 246,000
Mahdia 415,000
Manubah 384,000
Médenine 485,000
Monastir 555,000
Nabeul 796,000
Sfax 1,125,000
Sidi Bou Zid 435,000
Siliana 225,000
Sousse 682,000
Tataouine 151,000
Tozeur 109,000
Tunis 1,068,000
Zaghouan 179,000
Provinces:  24 11,260,000
UN Country Population 11,819,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 2,439.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 6,494.6 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 1,744.3 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 971.0 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
11,794,000



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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
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian ajt 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 5 5 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Maltese mlt 1 0 Complete Bible
Nafusi jbn 2 2 Bible Portions
Taznatit grr 1 1 Unspecified
Tunisian Sign Language tse 1 1 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 10 15 12   2 1 5 4 1

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
99.0 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.3 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
2.4 %
Roman Catholic
42.8 %
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 Tunisia. 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 Tunisia
  • Christian ministry in Tunisia
  • 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

Tunisia Statistics
People Groups 15
Unreached People Groups 12  (80.0%)
Population 11,794,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 11,701,000  (99.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 241
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 69%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TS
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardFrench
Literacy Rate 79%
Estimated Illiterate Population 2,477,000
Persecution Ranking 34 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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