Country: Western Sahara

Number of People Groups

10

People Groups Unreached

10 (100.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

621,000

Population in Unreached

621,000 (100.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.03%

% Evangelical

0.00%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.0%
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, Moroccan 9,000 29,607,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.18 % 0.03 % 1
 Bedouin, Arosien 8,000 8,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 6,300 48,824,000 Language unknown Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Imragen 25,000 25,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Izarguien 37,000 55,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moor 56,000 4,734,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Regeibat 80,000 120,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Sahrawi 269,000 624,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 5
 Tajakant 6,200 57,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tekna 124,000 763,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  10 621,000         10 0.03 % 0.00 % 16 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 5,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 626,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Boujdour 58,000
Es Semara 72,000
Laayoune 275,000
Oued el Dahab 180,000
Provinces:  4 585,000
UN Country Population 626,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Hassaniyya mey 8 8 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 3 10 10   1 2 2 2 0

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
99.9 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
64.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
2.3 %
Protestant
25.8 %
Roman Catholic
7.0 %
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 Western Sahara. 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 Western Sahara
  • Christian ministry in Western Sahara
  • 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

Western Sahara Statistics
People Groups 10
Unreached People Groups 10  (100.0%)
Population 621,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.1%
Population in Unreached 621,000  (100.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 16
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 87%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code WI
Official Language(s) Arabic, Moroccan SpokenArabic, Hassaniyya
Literacy Rate %
Estimated Illiterate Population 621,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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