Frontier Unreached Peoples

Overview

Who are Frontier Unreached People Groups?

Frontier People Groups (FPGs) are Unreached People Groups with 0.1% or fewer Christians of any kind, and no evidence of a self-sustaining gospel movement. There are about 5,046 Frontier People Groups with total population 1,939,782,000. One fourth of the world lives in FPGs and have almost no chance of hearing about Jesus from someone in their own people group. The 31 largest FPGs contain around HALF the population of all frontier people groups, almost a billion people. Get the prayer guide for these 31 people groups.

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 tiny portion of mission prayer and resources go to Unreached People Groups at all, and only a tiny fraction of this goes to Frontier Unreached People Groups. Very few mission agencies and churches send even 1% of their missionaries to Frontier Peoples.

Why are Gospel Movements necessary among Frontier People Groups?

In Frontier People Groups, Christianity is often viewed as a competing foreign political and religious force that threatens to pull apart families and communities. Evangelism and church-planting that encourages or expects individuals to leave their families reinforces these fears. FPGs are best reached through gospel movements which bring God’s blessing to heal and strengthen families and communities.

Frontier Peoples Listings / Maps

By Population

All Frontier Peoples
5,046 (100%)
1,939,782,000 (100%)



100,000 and above
1,097 (22%)
1,869,045,000 (96%)



500,000 and above
426 (8%)
1,713,741,000 (88%)



1 million and above
263 (5%)
1,599,850,000 (82%)



31 largest
31 (1%)
904,714,000 (47%)



Frontier Peoples Powerpoints

The Remaining Mission Task

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La Tarea Misionera Fronteriza

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Como Entender o trabalho Missionário

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The Big Picture

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31 Frontier Peoples Prayer Guide

Prayer guide for the 31 largest Frontier People groups without a Gospel movement



Frontier Peoples By Region

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Region   People
Groups
Frontier
Peoples
% Frontier Peoples
this Region
% of all
Frontier Peoples
Region
Population
Population in
Frontier Peoples
% Popl in Frontier
Peoples this Region
% Popl of all
Frontier Peoples
Africa, East and Southern
 
1,311 160 12.2 % 3.2 % 586,430,000 29,970,000 5.1 % 1.5 %
Africa, North and Middle East
 
584 247 42.3 % 4.9 % 378,056,000 136,374,000 36.1 % 7.0 %
Africa, West and Central
 
2,217 195 8.8 % 3.9 % 546,967,000 67,091,000 12.3 % 3.5 %
America, Latin
 
1,462 54 3.7 % 1.1 % 607,906,000 103,000 0.0 % 0.0 %
America, North and Caribbean
 
1,007 41 4.1 % 0.8 % 409,119,000 1,424,000 0.3 % 0.1 %
Asia, Central
 
550 290 52.7 % 5.7 % 293,914,000 189,018,000 64.3 % 9.7 %
Asia, Northeast
 
707 290 41.0 % 5.7 % 1,662,830,000 49,237,000 3.0 % 2.5 %
Asia, South
 
4,104 3,182 77.5 % 63.1 % 1,809,400,000 1,404,570,000 77.6 % 72.4 %
Asia, Southeast
 
1,822 313 17.2 % 6.2 % 664,629,000 47,275,000 7.1 % 2.4 %
Australia and Pacific
 
1,572 20 1.3 % 0.4 % 41,976,000 289,000 0.7 % 0.0 %
Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
 
798 147 18.4 % 2.9 % 336,634,000 8,788,000 2.6 % 0.5 %
Europe, Western
 
1,308 107 8.2 % 2.1 % 414,411,000 5,646,000 1.4 % 0.3 %
Totals:  12   17,442 5,046 28.9 % 100.0 % 7,752,266,000 1,939,782,000 25.0 % 100.0 %

Frontier Peoples Counts by Region
Frontier Peoples Population by Region
Cartogram:  Count by Region


Cartogram:  Population by Region



Frontier Peoples By Religion

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Religion People Groups this
Primary Religion
Frontier Peoples
this Primary Religion
% Frontier Peoples
this Primary Religion
% of all
Frontier Peoples
Estimated
Adherents
Population in
Frontier Peoples
% Popl in Frontier
Peoples this Religion
% Popl of all
Frontier Peoples
Buddhism 688 231 33.6 % 4.6 % 501,589,000 17,537,000 3.5 % 0.9 %
Christianity 7,162 0 0.0 % 0.0 % 2,415,798,000 0 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ethnic Religions 2,663 430 16.1 % 8.5 % 736,664,000 14,939,000 2.0 % 0.8 %
Hinduism 2,724 1,986 72.9 % 39.4 % 1,175,880,000 835,688,000 71.1 % 43.1 %
Islam 3,756 2,269 60.4 % 45.0 % 1,857,435,000 1,052,015,000 56.6 % 54.2 %
Non-Religious 262 2 0.8 % 0.0 % 997,169,000 24,000 0.0 % 0.0 %
Other / Small 146 122 83.6 % 2.4 % 58,907,000 19,571,000 33.2 % 1.0 %
Unknown 41 6 14.6 % 0.1 % 8,829,000 12,000 0.1 % 0.0 %
Totals:  8 17,442 5,046 28.9 % 100.0 % 7,752,266,000 1,939,782,000 25.0 % 100.0 %

Frontier Peoples Counts by Religion
Frontier Peoples Population by Religion

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