Mauritania MR

610,789

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

57,110

Indicated decisions 2014

4.1 million

Population

8,400

Christians
2,100 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Mauritania
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    On the edge of Islamic and African countries, so may have a mix of both cultures.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Decisions to Population- 1.40% (19th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 1.40% (23rd).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    161/187
  • Internet Access

    11.43% (123rd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Hassaniya-speaking Arab (70%); Sub-Saharan African (28.8%).
  • Common Languages

    Arabic, French (used by government and commerce)
  • Economy

    One of world’s poorest countries, with an economy based on subsistence farming and herding.
    Country also exports fish and iron; Offshore oil has been discovered, but must be developed.
    Drought in 1970’s-1980’s devastated the country; Corruption is also a common problem.
    One-third of Mauritania's children are malnourished.
  • History / Politics

    Independence from France in 1960 was followed by a series of military coups.
    Multiparty democracy occurred in 1992, then more coups, and then an elected government.
    White moors dominate the country; Tensions between ethnic groups remain high.
  • Spirituality

    The entire country remains unreached, as Islam has dominated the country for 1000 years.
  • Prayers

    Pray for an openness in the country and that the Lord would send dreams to convert Muslims.
    Pray that Christians from other countries might help reconciliation of tensions.

Note:

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