South Asian 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
 
Punjabi SikhIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesOther Religions - Sikhism510,000
PunjabiPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni228,000
KeralaIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesChristianity - Coptic68,000
MarathiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism45,000
Sri Lankan, SinhaleseSri LankaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesBuddhism17,000
Gujarati (Muslim)IndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Shia15,000
SindhiPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam9,600
OriyaIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism2,900
MundaIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism2,500
GoansIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism1,800
AssameseIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam1,300
Fijian HindiFijiSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism - Other / Marginal1,200
KashmiriIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam1,200
Nepali, GurungNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism1,200
Nepali, LimbuNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism900
RajasthaniIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism425
BihariIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni150
MeitheiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesHinduism140
Nepali, MagarNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesHinduism100
Nepali, BantawaNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesEthnic Religions100
Nepali, ChamlingNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesHinduism100
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South Asian IndiansIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism1,750,000
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism758,818
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam470,351
Gujarati (Hindu)IndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism340,000
MalayaliIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism220,000
BengaliBangladeshSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni208,000
TeluguIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism202,000
TamilIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism103,000
Nepali, BhutaneseBhutanSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesHinduism49,000
KannadaIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism42,415
NepaliNepalSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism33,166
RohingyaMyanmar [Burma]South Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam13,000
Nepali, SherpaNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism4,200
Nepali, BrahmanNepalSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism1,000
Naga, TangkhulIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesChristianity - Protestant100