• AFFINITY BLOC: ARAB WORLD


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 466

Population: 358,934,170

Unreached people groups: 453

UPG population: 358,478,870

Unengaged UPGs: 314

UUPG population: 69,226,120

Number of clusters: 19

Number of countries: 96

 

Overview: The Arab World encompasses all areas in which Arabic is the dominant language, even though many peoples that speak languages that pre-date the Arab invasions are included in this affinity bloc. The Arab World is located in Western Asia and North Africa. Thirty-five Arabic languages are spoken by the eighteen people clusters that comprise this affinity bloc. Included among these are two Bedouin clusters and five Berber clusters.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 169

People clusters: Arab World, generic; Arab, Arabian; Arab, Hassaniya; Arab, Levant; Arab, Libyan; Arab, Maghreb; Arab, Shuwa; Arab, Sudan; Arab, Yemeni; Assyrian / Aramaic; Bedouin, Arabian; Bedouin, Saharan; Berber-Kabyle; Berber-Riff; Berber-Saharan; Berber-Shawiya; Berber-Shilha; Egyptian; Tuareg

Countries where they are found: Afghanistan; Algeria; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Bahrain; Barbados; Belgium; Brazil; British Virgin Islands; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Canada; Chad; Comoros; Congo (Brazzaville); Congo (Kinshasa); Costa Rica; Cote d’Ivoire; Curacao; Cyprus; Denmark; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Eritrea; Ethiopia; France; French Guiana; Gaza Strip; Germany; Ghana; Gibraltar; Greece; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Haiti; Honduras; India; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Malta; Martinique; Mauritania; Morocco; Netherlands; New Zealand; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Portugal; Qatar; Rwanda; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Africa; South Sudan; Spain; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Venezuela; West Bank; Yemen


People groups: 466

Population: 358,934,170

Unreached people groups: 453

UPG population: 358,478,870

Unengaged UPGs: 314

UUPG population: 69,226,120

Number of clusters: 19

Number of countries: 96