Area: 1,030,700 sq km
Entirely desert apart from the north bank of the Senegal River on its southern border.
Population: 3,365,675 Annual Growth: 2.43%
Official language: Arabic; the Hassaniya dialect is used as the vernacular for two-thirds of the population. French is the language of government and commerce Languages: 8 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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All Mauritanian peoples remain essentially unreached, and the vast majority have yet to hear the good news of Gods grace through faith in Jesus. There are only a small number of Mauritanian believers worldwide, although the exact number is unknown. Believers in Mauritania have at times been imprisoned, beaten for their faith, or have endured ostracism by family or tribe. Pray for godly indigenous leadership to develop. Pray for increasing freedom of religion, both socially and legally. Pray for seekers to encounter Jesus, and that any who follow Him might be courageous in the faith. Also pray that God might minister to believers despite the lack of fellowship.
Mauritanians in other lands are an opportunity. Mauritanians reside in many countries in West Africa as well as in France, Spain and the USA. There is some work among them in Senegal. Pray that these scattered people may be evangelized and that Mauritanian believers, wherever they may be, might increase.
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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Mauritania.