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 5,032 Frontier People Groups with total population 1,875,640,000. 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.

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.


Year of the Frontier

From May 2019 to May 2020, join thousands of others praying for the 400 largest frontier people groups.

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Frontier Peoples Listings

By Population

All Frontier Peoples
5,032 (100%)
1,875,640,000 (100%)



100,000 and above
1,087 (22%)
1,805,557,000 (96%)



500,000 and above
421 (8%)
1,651,573,000 (88%)



1 million and above
258 (5%)
1,536,106,000 (82%)



31 largest
31 (1%)
869,729,000 (46%)



31 Frontier Peoples Prayer Guide

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



Frontier Peoples Videos

Please link to or download these Frontier Peoples videos and post them on your website!


Please link to or download the above Frontier Peoples videos and post them on your website!


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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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
 
1,298 159 12.2 % 3.2 % 571,737,000 29,237,000 5.1 % 1.6 %
Africa, North and Middle East
 
573 239 41.7 % 4.7 % 370,997,000 104,619,000 28.2 % 5.6 %
Africa, West and Central
 
2,223 204 9.2 % 4.1 % 532,520,000 53,404,000 10.0 % 2.8 %
America, Latin
 
1,459 52 3.6 % 1.0 % 602,174,000 102,000 0.0 % 0.0 %
America, North and Caribbean
 
980 40 4.1 % 0.8 % 406,622,000 1,258,000 0.3 % 0.1 %
Asia, Central
 
529 282 53.3 % 5.6 % 289,892,000 185,438,000 64.0 % 9.9 %
Asia, Northeast
 
708 292 41.2 % 5.8 % 1,656,165,000 49,077,000 3.0 % 2.6 %
Asia, South
 
4,101 3,178 77.5 % 63.2 % 1,789,220,000 1,388,468,000 77.6 % 74.0 %
Asia, Southeast
 
1,812 316 17.4 % 6.3 % 659,922,000 49,548,000 7.5 % 2.6 %
Australia and Pacific
 
1,545 16 1.0 % 0.3 % 41,908,000 197,000 0.5 % 0.0 %
Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
 
788 147 18.7 % 2.9 % 335,333,000 8,647,000 2.6 % 0.5 %
Europe, Western
 
1,281 107 8.4 % 2.1 % 413,011,000 5,629,000 1.4 % 0.3 %
Totals:  12   17,297 5,032 29.1 % 100.0 % 7,669,527,000 1,875,640,000 24.5 % 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 677 232 34.3 % 4.6 % 499,734,000 17,650,000 3.5 % 0.9 %
Christianity 7,086 0 0.0 % 0.0 % 2,390,308,000 0 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ethnic Religions 2,651 436 16.4 % 8.7 % 729,271,000 14,942,000 2.0 % 0.8 %
Hinduism 2,708 1,979 73.1 % 39.3 % 1,163,325,000 826,482,000 71.0 % 44.1 %
Islam 3,729 2,254 60.4 % 44.8 % 1,828,955,000 997,073,000 54.5 % 53.2 %
Non-Religious 258 2 0.8 % 0.0 % 990,962,000 24,000 0.0 % 0.0 %
Other / Small 147 123 83.7 % 2.4 % 58,169,000 19,442,000 33.4 % 1.0 %
Unknown 41 6 14.6 % 0.1 % 8,776,000 12,000 0.1 % 0.0 %
Totals:  8 17,297 5,032 29.1 % 100.0 % 7,669,527,000 1,875,640,000 24.5 % 100.0 %

Frontier Peoples Counts by Religion
Frontier Peoples Population by Religion

Indigenous vs Diaspora