• AFFINITY BLOC: EURASIAN PEOPLES


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 914

Population: 801,910,170

Unreached people groups: 730

UPG population: 696,485,525

Unengaged UPGs: 343

UUPG population: 12,976,600

Number of clusters: 24

Number of countries: 151

 

Overview: Eurasian Peoples likely originated in the Caucasus area, and thus they are often called "Caucasians". Most of them settled in Europe over the past 4,000 years, but some have their homelands in what is now defined as Asia--Georgia and Armenia, which are south of the Caucasus mountains. This and the eastward spread of Russians to the Pacific Ocean are the reasons the term used here is "Eurasian" rather than "European". The twenty-three People Clusters assigned to the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc are primarily linguistic in definition, encompassing the Romance, Germanic, Slavic, Ural, and Caucasus language families along with a handful of less prominent languages. There are an estimated 39 teaching languages in use in the world's universities and 27 of these languages are within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 188

People clusters: Albanian; Anglo-Celt; Armenian; Baltic; Basque; Caucasian Peoples, generic; Caucasus; Finno-Ugric; Finno-Ugric, Saami; French; Germanic; Greek; Hungarian; Italian; Maltese; Portuguese, European; Romanian; Romany; Scandinavian; Slav, Eastern; Slav, Southern; Slav, Western; Spanish; Swiss

Countries where they are found: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Angola; Argentina; Armenia; Aruba; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belarus; Belgium; Belize; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; British Virgin Islands; Brunei; Bulgaria; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chad; Chile; China; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Comoros; Congo (Brazzaville); Congo (Kinshasa); Croatia; Cuba; Curacao; Cyprus; Czechia; Denmark; Djibouti; Ecuador; Estonia; Eswatini; Falkland Islands; Faroe Islands; Fiji; Finland; France; French Guiana; French Polynesia; Georgia; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guernsey; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Hungary; Iceland; India; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Jersey; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kosovo; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Lesotho; Libya; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Malta; Martinique; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mexico; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Mozambique; Namibia; Nepal; Netherlands; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Norfolk Island; North Korea; Norway; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Reunion; Romania; Russia; Rwanda; Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha; Saint Lucia; San Marino; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia; Seychelles; Singapore; Sint Maarten; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Svalbard; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Zambia; Zimbabwe


People groups: 914

Population: 801,910,170

Unreached people groups: 730

UPG population: 696,485,525

Unengaged UPGs: 343

UUPG population: 12,976,600

Number of clusters: 24

Number of countries: 151