Mauritania 

Mauritania is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa. It is one of the largest and least populated countries in West Africa. More than 16% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. The literacy rate is 54%.

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There are around 18 people groups in Mauritania. Of those, 14 (77.8%) are unreached.

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The estimated population is 4,868,000. Of those, 4,853,000 (99%) are unreached.

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The largest religion is Islam (99.5%). There are around 0.28% Christians. Of those, 0.12% are Evangelical Christian.

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It’s dangerous due to crime and terrorism. The annual Evangelical growth rate is 6.7%. It is ranked 23rd in the persecution ranking. Nearly all Mauritanians are Sunni Muslims. Families, tribes, communities and the government persecute Christians.

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