Country: Algeria

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

36 (90.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

42,988,000

Population in Unreached

42,956,000 (99.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.6%

% Evangelical

0.43%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 29,079,000 32,644,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.54 % 0.40 % 582
 Arab, Egyptian 18,000 64,198,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 11.00 % 2.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 4,600 16,110,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.70 % 1
Bedouin, Chaamba 135,000 135,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bedouin, Dui-Menia 80,000 80,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
 Bedouin, Laguat 81,000 81,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Bedouin, Nail 38,000 38,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedouin, Ruarha 81,000 81,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Bedouin, Sidi 135,000 135,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 3
Bedouin, Suafa 128,000 128,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 3
 Bedouin, Tajakant 1,738,000 1,744,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 35
 Bedouin, Ziban 269,000 269,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Belbali 3,800 3,800 Korandje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berber, Figig 81,000 81,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 2
 Berber, Imazighen 1,616,000 4,545,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.70 % 0.63 % 32
 Berber, Kabyle 5,920,000 6,707,000 Kabyle Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 118
 Berber, Menasser 81,000 81,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Berber, Mozabite 184,000 189,000 Tumzabt Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Berber, Rif 3,200 1,846,000 Tarifit Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
 Berber, Shawiya 2,296,000 2,598,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 46
 Berber, Southern Shilha 6,400 3,498,000 Tachelhit Islam 0.09 % 0.00 % 1
Berber, Taznatit 12,000 12,000 Taznatit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
Berber, Tidikelt Tamzight 1,100 1,100 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
 Berber, Tougourt 9,400 9,400 Tamazight, Temacine Islam 0.05 % 0.04 % 1
 British 700 53,604,000 English Christianity 71.00 % 8.00 % -
Chenoua 96,000 96,000 Chenoua Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Chinese, general 35,000 15,617,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
Deaf 215,000 46,963,000 Algerian Sign Language Islam 0.28 % 4
 French 13,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 66.00 % 0.40 % -
 Hausa 12,000 48,208,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Idaksahak 2,400 142,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, French 700 542,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 177,000 27,716,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.15 % 0.15 % 4
 Ouargla 22,000 22,000 Tagargrent Islam 0.05 % 0.02 % 1
 Romani, Balkan 4,500 1,216,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 1
 Saharawi 216,000 642,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 4
 Spaniard 600 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 69.00 % 0.20 % -
 Tuareg, Algerian 149,000 199,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 3
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 42,000 106,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 3,400 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  40 42,988,000       36   0.56 % 0.43 % 874 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 65,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 43,053,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   42,988,000 40 36 90.0 % 42,956,000 99.9 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 672.7 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 1,753.8 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 467.4 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 270.5 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
42,988,000
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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
Algerian Sign Language asp 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 12 12 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Chenoua cnu 1 1 Unspecified
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 Unspecified
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Tachawit shy 1 1 Bible Portions
Tachelhit shi 1 1 New Testament
Tadaksahak dsq 1 1 Unspecified
Tagargrent oua 1 1 Unspecified
Tamahaq, Tahaggart thv 1 1 Bible Portions
Tamazight, Central Atlas tzm 3 3 Bible Portions
Tamazight, Temacine tjo 1 1 Unspecified
Tarifit rif 1 1 Bible Portions
Taznatit grr 1 1 Unspecified
Tumzabt mzb 1 1 Bible Portions
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 26 40 36   7 11 17 19 7

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.4 %)
0.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
96.3 %
Non-Religious
3.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
90.5 %
Orthodox
0.7 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
1.8 %
Roman Catholic
6.4 %
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 42,988,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.7%
Population in Unreached 42,956,000  (99.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 874
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 73%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AG
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardFrench
Literacy Rate 80%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,598,000
Persecution Ranking 22 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.