• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ALTAIC


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 8

Population: 4,273,900

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 4,122,900

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 71,900

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

Overview: Altaic is a large language family that includes dozens of languages spoken by some 350 million people across central and northeast Asia. The Altaic people cluster encompasses only a tiny subset of widely scattered Altaic peoples, those most often described as Ewenki or Tungus. While their roots trace to Siberia, today they are primarily found in China, with only remnant communities in Russia. They typically practice traditional ethnic religions.

Peoples within this cluster: Central Asian Muslims; Ewenki, Tungus; Nanai; Oroqen; Xibe; Xibe, Western

Countries where they are found: China; Russia


People groups: 8

Population: 4,273,900

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 4,122,900

Unengaged UPGs: 3

UUPG population: 71,900

Number of countries: 2