North African and Middle Eastern Peoples



features People Group Strategic Needs

The following pie charts reflect real-time current status of people groups. Hover over the charts/graphs and click on the pop-up window links to learn more about a specific people group.

PG* (People Group) is the largest group through which the gospel can flow without encountering significant barriers of understanding and acceptance.

UPG* (Unreached People Group) is when the percentage of evangelical Christians in the people group is less than 2 percent.

UUPG* (Unengaged Unreached People Group) is Unreached plus there is no intentional church planting strategy being implemented.


People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Population Total
 
YiddishUnited StatesNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism220,000
Jew, RussianRussiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism179,000
Arab, PalestinianIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam112,000
Arab, MoroccanMoroccoNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni84,000
Jew, BukharicUzbekistanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism72,000
Jew, SyrianSyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism62,500
Jew, BlackUnited StatesNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism51,000
Jew, YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism50,000
Arab, SudaneseSudanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam42,300
Arab, SaudiSaudi ArabiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam39,000
Arab, Lebanese DruzeLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam33,000
Arab, YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia32,000
Arab, GulfOmanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni19,500
Arab, Northern YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia16,000
Arab, Najdi SpokenSaudi ArabiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam16,000
Arab, AlgerianAlgeriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni14,800
Jew, TehraniIranNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism13,400
Jew, MashadisUnited StatesNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesPersian-MedianEthnic Religions - Judaism10,000
Arab, TunisianTunisiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam7,300
Arab, LibyanLibyaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni6,200
NubianSudanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam - Sunni4,300
Mauritanian, MaureMauritaniaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni4,000
MandaeanIranNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldEthnic Religions1,500
SenayaIranNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity450
Arab, Hadhramout YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia310
Jew, SpanishSpainNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism310
Arab, DjiboutianDjiboutiNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni275
ZaghawaSudanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanIslam250
Arab, Southern YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia180
Somali, Digil-RahawiinSomaliaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam100
North African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab World 0
North African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab World 0
North African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab World 0
North African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaChristianity0
North African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJews 0
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam531,000
Ethiopian, AmharaEthiopiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaChristianity - Orthodox212,000
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam208,000
SomaliSomaliaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam175,734
Arab, SyrianSyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni169,000
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism114,644
Arab, IraqiIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia109,768
Arab, JordanianJordanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam58,000
EritreanEritreaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam - Sunni32,000
AssyrianIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Other / Marginal83,381
Ethiopian, OromoEthiopiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaEthnic Religions33,000
MabaanSouth SudanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant3,100