• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ARAB, LEVANT

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By James Gordon
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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 115

Population: 65,816,425

Unreached people groups: 110

UPG population: 65,563,125

Unengaged UPGs: 70

UUPG population: 13,453,425

Number of countries: 51


Affinity Bloc: Arab World

Overview: The Levant Arab people cluster encompasses people groups that originate from the Fertile Crescent between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean--extending across Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories. In AD 600, nearly all of the ancestors of these peoples were, at least nominally, Christian. Most have now become Muslim, though there are still significant Christian minorities among them. Ongoing geopolitical crises continue to complicate the evangelization of Levantine Arabs.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 182

Peoples within this cluster: Alawite; Arab, Iraqi; Arab, Iraqi Christian; Arab, Iraqi Sunni; Arab, Jordanian; Arab, Lebanese; Arab, Lebanese Christian; Arab, Lebanese Sunni; Arab, Levantine; Arab, Marsh; Arab, Palestinian; Arab, Syrian; Arab, Syrian Shia; Awlad Hassan; Cypriot, Arab; Druze

Countries where they are found: Algeria; Australia; Belgium; British Virgin Islands; Canada; Congo (Brazzaville); Cote d’Ivoire; Curacao; Cyprus; Dominican Republic; Egypt; El Salvador; Eritrea; France; French Guiana; Gaza Strip; Germany; Greece; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Haiti; Honduras; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Martinique; Netherlands; Oman; Panama; Portugal; Qatar; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Sudan; Suriname; Sweden; Syria; Tunisia; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United States; Venezuela; West Bank; Yemen


People groups: 115

Population: 65,816,425

Unreached people groups: 110

UPG population: 65,563,125

Unengaged UPGs: 70

UUPG population: 13,453,425

Number of countries: 51