Algeria DZ

3,993,575

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

351,491

Indicated decisions 2014

40.6 million

Population

99,000

Christians
84,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Algeria
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Algeria is Muslim, but was  mainly Christian Berbers before the 7th century A.D.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Total Gospel Visits- 4.0 M (23rd).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    93/187
  • Internet Access

    16.70% (112th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Maghreb Arabs (69.9%); Berber (22.8%); Bedouin (6%); Other Arabs (1%)
  • Common Languages

    Arabic, Berber, French, and English
  • Economy

    Few natural resources outside of oil and gas reserves, leading to high unemployment.
  • History / Politics

    Was French colony for 132 years, but freed in 1962 after a bitter war with the French.
    Current president since 1999 worked to end a civil war that had killed 100,000 people.
    Much suffering from war with the French, then a war of liberation, and then a civil war.
    Freedom is limited, and there are many  human rights violations.
  • Spirituality

    Four million Algerians have emigrated to Europe and are more open to the Gospel there.
    The church has grown in the last decade, especially among evangelized Berbers.
    There has also been much persecution in this traditionally Muslim society.
    It is illegal to import Bibles.
  • Prayers

    Pray for perseverance of the Saints and that the Berbers will continue to turn to Christianity.
    Pray for greater openness among the Arabs to the truth of Jesus as Savior.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.