Frontier Unreached Peoples


Who are Frontier Unreached People Groups?

A Frontier People Group (FPG) is:

  • an Unreached People Group (UPG)
  • with virtually no followers of Jesus and
  • no known movements to Jesus,
  • still needing pioneer cross-cultural workers.

Joshua Project approximates FPGs (indicated with ☀︎) as:

In Frontier People Groups, pioneer workers are generally limited to starting with non-believers. 60% of Unreached People Groups are still Frontier People Groups. In the other 40% of Unreached Groups it is often possible to partner with same-culture believers.

How many Frontier People Groups are there?

Joshua Project data shows 4,893 Frontier People Groups with total population 2,047,249,000. One fourth of the world lives in these FPGs and have almost no chance of hearing about Jesus from someone in their own people group. About HALF the population of all FPGs live in just 37 groups, each over ten million in population.

How neglected are Frontier People Groups?

The vast majority of mission prayer, giving and laborers focuses on strengthening Christians where Christians are already present. Only a very small portion of mission prayer and resources go to Unreached People Groups (UPGs) at all, and only a tiny fraction of this goes to Frontier Unreached People Groups (FPGs). Very few mission agencies and churches send even 1% of their missionaries to Frontier Peoples.

Frontier Peoples Listings / Maps

By Population

All Frontier Peoples
4,893 (100%)
2,047,249,000 (100%)

100,000 and above
1,331 (27%)
1,968,312,000 (96%)

500,000 and above
505 (10%)
1,785,079,000 (87%)

1 million and above
296 (6%)
1,642,512,000 (80%)

10 million and above
37 (1%)
895,252,000 (44%)

Frontier Peoples Powerpoints

Understanding the Remaining Mission Task

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La Tarea Misionera Restante Fronteriza

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Entendendo a Tarefa Missionária Remanescente

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Frontier Peoples: An Overview

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The Big Picture

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Frontier Peoples Mobile Apps

Use your mobile device to pray for the largest Frontier People Groups

Frontier Peoples Prayer Guides

Prayer guide for the largest Frontier People groups without a Gospel movement

Frontier Peoples Podcasts

Podcast of 31 Largest Frontier People Groups

Frontier Peoples Prayer Resources

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Frontier Peoples Children's Podcasts

Podcast of Children's Frontier People Groups prayer guide

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