Country: Algeria

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

36 (90.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

43,769,000

Population in Unreached

43,737,000 (99.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.1%

% Evangelical

0.09%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.1%
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 29,618,000 33,377,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 592
 Arab, Egyptian 18,000 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 11.00 % 2.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 4,700 16,842,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.70 % 0.70 % 1
Bedouin, Chaamba 137,000 137,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bedouin, Dui-Menia 82,000 82,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
 Bedouin, Laguat 82,000 82,000 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 82,000 82,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Bedouin, Sidi 137,000 137,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 3
Bedouin, Suafa 130,000 130,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 3
 Bedouin, Tajakant 1,770,000 1,776,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 35
 Bedouin, Ziban 274,000 274,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Belbali 3,900 3,900 Korandje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berber, Figig 82,000 82,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 2
 Berber, Imazighen 1,646,000 4,608,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.70 % 0.63 % 33
 Berber, Kabyle 6,029,000 6,818,000 Kabyle Islam 0.25 % 0.24 % 121
 Berber, Menasser 82,000 82,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Berber, Mozabite 188,000 193,000 Tumzabt Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Berber, Rif 3,200 1,865,000 Tarifit Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
 Berber, Shawiya 2,339,000 2,642,000 Tachawit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 47
 Berber, Southern Shilha 6,500 3,540,000 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 9,600 9,600 Tamazight, Temacine Islam 0.05 % 0.04 % 1
 British 800 53,901,000 English Christianity 71.00 % 8.00 % -
Chenoua 98,000 98,000 Chenoua Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Chinese, general 36,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
Deaf 219,000 47,601,000 Algerian Sign Language Islam 0.28 % 4
 French 13,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 66.00 % 0.40 % -
 Hausa 12,000 49,590,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Idaksahak 2,500 161,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, French 700 524,000 French Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 181,000 28,433,000 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 1,239,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 1
 Saharawi 220,000 655,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 4
 Spaniard 600 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 69.00 % 0.20 % -
 Tuareg, Algerian 136,000 191,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 3
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 43,000 113,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 3,500 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  40 43,769,000         36 0.10 % 0.09 % 889 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 82,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 43,851,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Adrar 504,000
Aïn Defla 966,000
Aïn Témouchent 468,000
Alger 3,767,000
Annaba 768,000
Batna 1,422,000
Béchar 340,000
Béjaïa 1,151,000
Biskra 909,000
Blida 1,264,000
Bordj Bou Arréridj 792,000
Bouira 877,000
Boumerdès 1,011,000
Chlef 1,263,000
Constantine 1,182,000
Djelfa 1,377,000
El Bayadh 289,000
El Oued 817,000
El Tarf 514,000
Ghardaïa 459,000
Guelma 608,000
Illizi 66,000
Jijel 803,000
Khenchela 488,000
Laghouat 575,000
M'Sila 1,249,000
Mascara 988,000
Médéa 1,034,000
Mila 967,000
Mostaganem 929,000
Naâma 243,000
Oran 1,833,000
Ouargla 705,000
Oum el Bouaghi 784,000
Relizane 915,000
Saïda 417,000
Sétif 1,878,000
Sidi Bel Abbès 763,000
Skikda 1,133,000
Souk Ahras 552,000
Tamanghasset 223,000
Tébessa 818,000
Tiaret 1,068,000
Tindouf 62,000
Tipaza 745,000
Tissemsilt 371,000
Tizi Ouzou 1,422,000
Tlemcen 1,196,000
Provinces:  48 42,975,000
UN Country Population 43,851,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 657.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 1,750.0 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 470.0 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 261.6 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
43,769,000



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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 New Testament
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 0.1 %)
0.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
96.8 %
Non-Religious
3.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
56.2 %
Orthodox
4.2 %
Other Christian
0.4 %
Protestant
4.8 %
Roman Catholic
31.7 %
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 43,769,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.7%
Population in Unreached 43,737,000  (99.9%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.1%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 889
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 8,754,000
Persecution Ranking 17 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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