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Mauritania
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Mauritania – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Bambara21,0001.86 %2.50 %Y1 IslamBamanankanP
Bambara
M
Bambara of Mauritania
T
Bedouin, Berabish63,000Y0.00 %0.03 %Y1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Bedouin, Berabish
M
Bedouin, Berabish of Mauritania
T
British2,2009.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
DeafY0.10 %0.25 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
French6,3000.70 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Fulakunda47,000Y0.00 %0.06 %Y1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Fulakunda
 T
Fulani, Pulaar222,000Y0.21 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Pulaar
 T
Imeraguen800Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Jola-Fonyi4,2000.50 %5.00 %Y1 IslamJola-FonyiP
Jola-Fonyi
M
Jola-Fonyi of Mauritania
T
Korean2,30016.80 %30.60 %5 Non-ReligiousKoreanP
Korean
  
Masna2,500Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamHassaniyya   
Moor3,507,000Y0.07 %0.07 %Y1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Moor
M
Moor of Mauritania
T
Nemadi, lkoku400Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamHassaniyya   
Serer4,3000.50 %22.00 %2 IslamSerer-SineP
Serer
 T
Soninke220,000Y0.12 %0.15 %Y1 IslamSoninkeP
Soninke
M
Soninke of Mauritania
T
Tuareg, Tamasheq118,0000.00 %0.04 %Y1 IslamTamasheqP
Tuareg, Tamasheq
M
Tuareg, Tamasheq of Mauritania
T
Wolof15,000Y0.71 %1.00 %Y1 IslamWolofP
Wolof
M
Wolof of Mauritania
T
Wolof, Lebou1,400Y0.00 %0.40 %Y1 IslamWolofP
Wolof, Lebou
M
Wolof, Lebou of Mauritania
T
Zenaga8,300Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamHassaniyya   
Total People Groups:   19 4,246,000 12     15     14 8 12
Unclassified / Other Individuals 20,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 4,266,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Mauritania – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 15 78.9 % 4,231,000 99.6 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 5.3 % 4,300 0.1 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 5.3 % 6,300 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 1 5.3 % 2,200 0.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 5.3 % 2,300 0.1 %
Totals 19   4,246,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Mauritania – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

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Bambara
21,000


Bedouin, Berabish
63,000


British
2,200


French
6,300


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Fulani, Fulakunda
47,000


Fulani, Pulaar
222,000


Jola-Fonyi
4,200


Korean
2,300


Moor
3,507,000


Serer
4,300


Soninke
220,000


Tuareg, Tamasheq
118,000


Wolof
15,000


Wolof, Lebou
1,400

Mauritania People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Mauritania – Languages
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Language
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Primary
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Bamanankanbam11Complete
Englisheng10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Hassaniyyamey55None
Jola-Fonyidyo11NT
Koreankor10Complete
Language unknownxxx22None
Pulaarfuc22NT
Serer-Sinesrr10Complete
Soninkesnk11Portions
Tamasheqtaq11NT
Wolofwol22NT
Totals: 12 19 15   10 8 11 11 3
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Mauritania – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.1 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Mauritania – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Mauritania. Ministries in the Mauritania section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the West and Central Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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Mauritania – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 4,246,000
Percent Urbanization 59 %
Total People Groups 19
Unreached People Groups 15
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National LanguageHassaniyya
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.1%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 47 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.487 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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