Country: Mauritius

Number of People Groups

19

People Groups Unreached

8 (42.1%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

1,241,000

Population in Unreached

108,000 (8.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

32.5%

% Evangelical

9.72%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.1%
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 *
 Arab 800 496,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 British 700 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chinese, general 19,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.00 % -
Deaf 6,400 47,601,000 Mauritian Sign Language Hinduism 32.71 % -
European, general 2,400 246,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Franco-Mauritian 52,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 91.00 % 5.00 % -
 Gujarati 2,000 2,453,000 Gujarati Hinduism 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Han Chinese, Hakka 4,100 44,425,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 4.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,200 882,277,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 36,000 1,490,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
Malagasy 1,300 83,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 72.00 % 1.50 % -
 Marathi 17,000 71,000 Marathi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mauritian 979,000 1,080,000 Morisyen Hinduism 35.00 % 11.64 % -
 Punjabi 25,000 2,233,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 2.50 % 1.50 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 7,200 1,600,000 Bengali Islam 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, general 66,000 12,154,000 Bhojpuri Hinduism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 19,000 918,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 1,100 2,729,000 Tamil Hinduism 9.00 % 3.00 % -
 Urdu 800 1,930,000 Urdu Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  19 1,241,000         8 32.46 % 9.72 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 31,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 1,272,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Agalega Islands 300
Black River 76,000
Flacq 136,000
Grand Port 111,000
Moka 79,000
Pamplemousses 135,000
Plaines Wilhems 372,000
Port Louis 122,000
Rivière du Rempart 106,000
Rodriguez 40,000
Saint Brandon 60
Savanne 68,000
Provinces:  12 1,245,000
UN Country Population 1,272,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 23,184.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 61,722.3 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 16,577.6 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 9,228.1 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
1,241,000



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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bhojpuri bho 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 2 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Malagasy, Plateau plt 1 0 Complete Bible
Marathi mar 1 1 Complete Bible
Mauritian Sign Language lsy 1 0 Translation Needed
Morisyen mfe 1 0 New Testament
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 17 19 8   14 15 15 16 10

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.7 %)
32.5 %
Ethnic Religions
0.8 %
Hinduism
46.3 %
Islam
17.9 %
Non-Religious
1.3 %
Other / Small Religions
1.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.0 %
Independent
3.1 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
27.6 %
Roman Catholic
66.3 %
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 Mauritius. 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 Mauritius
  • Christian ministry in Mauritius
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
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  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Mauritius Statistics
People Groups 19
Unreached People Groups 8  (42.1%)
Population 1,241,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.3%
Population in Unreached 108,000  (8.7%)
Primary Religion Hinduism
Percent Christian Adherent 32.5%
Percent Evangelical 9.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 8
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 41%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code MP
Official Language(s) EnglishFrench
Literacy Rate 92%
Estimated Illiterate Population 99,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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