This policy addresses how very small groups are handled on the Joshua Project people group list. This policy only concerns very small diaspora populations of large people groups. Given the increased mobility of peoples, an almost unlimited number of new diaspora people groups could potentially be created. For example, does a group of British families living in Andorra constitute a distinct people group that should be added to a global people group list?
This policy provides conditions that can help standardize how very small groups of individuals are handled. Global people group lists are limited in the level of detail they can realistically present. Low levels of detail, such as very tiny diaspora groups, may be more appropriately carried on country or local lists.
Given the increased mobility of peoples today, an almost unlimited number of new diaspora people groups could potentially be created.
This policy does not address A) distinct, small people groups such an Amazon basin tribal group or an isolated Aborigine group in Australia * or B) transient or temporary diaspora populations such as Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia.
The following is a set of conditions to determine when to exclude very small groups of individuals that are part of larger People Groups Across Countries (PGAC).
NOTE: All three conditions must be met in order for a group to be excluded from the Joshua Project people group list. Put another way, if any of the three conditions above is not met, then the people group (PGIC) should be included on the people group list.
All three conditions must be met in order for a group to be excluded from the Joshua Project people group list.
Examples of groups removed from the list: (entries meet all three conditions)
Joshua Project retains and makes available all people group data regardless of population size. While not included in the overall people group counts, tiny diaspora groups that have been removed from the main Joshua Project list using the above conditions are available by clicking the "Other reported groups" link at the bottom of each country listing or the "Other reported countries" link at the bottom of each peoples listing.* Extremely small South Asian groups in urban settings may be impossible to find or may have been assimilated into larger, related people groups. Therefore, South Asian entries with less than or equal to 100 in population are not included in the main Joshua Project list. These very small groups are on the "Other reported groups" link at the bottom of South Asian country listings.