• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ASSYRIAN / ARAMAIC

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By Christopher Younan

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 30

Population: 901,725

Unreached people groups: 26

UPG population: 804,025

Unengaged UPGs: 19

UUPG population: 363,325

Number of countries: 16


Affinity Bloc: Arab World

Overview: The Assyrian / Aramaic people cluster encompasses several Neo-Aramaic languages. While their roots trace to the Assyrian and Chaldean civilizations in the Middle East, today these language are more widely spoken through the Assyrian and Chaldean communities scattered across Europe and North America. A majority of peoples within this people cluster are Christians, with roots in the Assyrian Church of the East and the Ancient Church of the East.

Peoples within this cluster: Aramaic, West, Muslim; Assyrian; Chaldean; Mandaean; Samaritan; Senaya; Turoyo

Countries where they are found: Australia; Canada; France; Germany; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Kuwait; Lebanon; Netherlands; Sweden; Syria; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States; West Bank


People groups: 30

Population: 901,725

Unreached people groups: 26

UPG population: 804,025

Unengaged UPGs: 19

UUPG population: 363,325

Number of countries: 16