Joshua Project 2000 - Priority 1 Peoples

Of the 1739 Joshua Project 2000 peoples, a priority based list of 216 peoples has been designated as most needing a church planting effort.

The Priority field is an attempt to rank these peoples according to ministry need. The scale is from 1 (highest priority) to 9 (lowest priority). This ranking was generated by a weighted factoring of the following five items in the Joshua Project data (percent shows weight):

For example, a group with no known evangelicals, no known churches, no ministry tools, no agency work and a large population would receive a priority of 1. This is admittedly an imperfect system as the unknown data tends to skew a ranking toward a higher priority than may be actually true. (Source: AD2000 & Beyond International Office.)

People NameCountryLanguagePopulation
Abu SharibChadMararit39000
AbungIndonesiaAbung500000
Afghan PersianIranFarsi, Eastern1691000
Aimaq-HazaraAfghanistanAimaq, Hazara162000
AjiIndonesiaAji40000
Aka PygmyCongoAka30000
Alevica KurdishTurkeyKurmanjki3700000
Arabized BlackLibyaArabic. Yemeni98000
AtuentseChinaAtuence590000
Awlad ManaSudanZaghawa102000
Bagirmi FulaniCentral African RepublicFulfulde108400
Bajau (Sea Gypsy)IndonesiaBajau, Indonesian50000
Bajau (Sea Gypsy)PhilippinesBajau, Indonesian40000
Bajelan (Shabak, Gurani)IraqBajelan20000
Balkan Rom GypsyTurkeyRomani, Balkan55000
Banjar MelauIndonesiaBanjar2567000
Banjarese (Banjar Melau)MalaysiaBanjar3000000
BateriPakistanBateri20000
Bazaar Low Malay CreoleMalaysiaMalay20000
Bazaar Low Malay CreoleMalaysiaMalay, Sabah20000
Bazaar Low Malay CreoleSingaporeMalay, Sabah28000
Bedouin ArabSaudi ArabiaArabic. Gulf3000000
Bedouin ArabSyriaArabic, Syro-Mesopotamian1000000
Beja, Beni-AmerEthiopiaBeja39000
Beja, Beni-AmerSudanBeja1907000
Benin-Togo FulaniTogoFulfulde, Benin-Togo37000
BhilalaIndiaBhilala551000
Bideyat (Beri)ChadBideyat47000
BilalaChadNaba136630
BinjhwariIndiaBinjhwari48800
Bisharin (Ababdah)EgyptBeja58000
BiyoChinaBiyo100000
Burig (Purig-pa)PakistanPurik368000
BuryatChinaBuriat, China65000
Central Asian JewUzbekistanBukharic30000
Central Sama (Sinama)MalaysiaSama, Central40000
Cham, EasternVietnamCham, Eastern80000
CheroIndiaChero28400
Choni (Northern Tibetan)ChinaChoni24000
Coast ArabTanzaniaArabic. Yemeni235000
Comorian (Ngazija)MadagascarComorian69000
Cyernaican ArabLibyaArabic. Libyan1400000
Daju of Dar DadjuChadDaju dar Dadju23100
Daju of Dar SilaChadDaju of Dar Sila33000
Dar Fur DajuSudanDaju, Dar Fur70000
Dar Sila DajuSudanDaju, Dar Sila33000
Darghinian (Dargwa)RussiaDargwa369000
Dimili KurdishTurkeyDimli1000000
Dungan (Hui, Huizui)KazakhstanDungan31000
Dungan (Hui, Huizui)KyrgyzstanDungan39000
Duun (Samogho, Duu)MaliDuun70000
EnimIndonesiaEnim70000
Fezzan BedouinLibyaArabic. Libyan168000
Firozkohi (Char Aimaq)AfghanistanAimaq, Firozkohi208000
Fula Toro (Fula Jeeri)SenegalFulbe Jeeri350000
Fulani (Sudanese Fula)SudanFulacunda130000
Fur (Furawi)SudanFur500000
Gadames BerberLibyaTamahaq, Hoggar25000
Gafsa BedouinTunisiaArabic. Levantine30000
Galo (Maiyon)PakistanKohistani, Indus200000
Ghomara BerberMoroccoGhomara57000
Ghorbati GypsyIranDomari80000
Ghorbati GypsyIraqDomari50000
GimmaSudanGimme99000
GoshaSomaliaZigula84000
GoshaSomaliaKamba84000
Gurani (Bajalani)IranBajelan20000
Gypsy (Balkan)YugoslaviaRomani, Balkan120000
Halebi Gypsy (Nawari)EgyptDomari934000
Halebi Gypsy (Nawari)LibyaDomari33000
HamarSudanHamer-Banna262000
HarzaniIranHarzani24000
Hazara (Berberi)AfghanistanHazaragi1403000
Hazara-Berberi (Teymur)IranHazaragi604000
HwlaTogoHwla31700
IngushKazakhstanIngush21000
Ingush (Galgai, Ingush)RussiaIngush229900
Iranian ArabIranArabic. Gulf600000
Jamshidi (Char Aimaq)AfghanistanAimaq, Jamshidi92000
Jamshidi (Char Aimaq)IranAimaq, Jamshidi30000
JewishUruguaySpanish57000
Jewish Tat (Judeo-Tat)IranTat, Hebrew30000
Juba SomaliEthiopiaArabic, Sudanese Creole267000
Juba SomaliSomaliaArabic, Sudanese Creole253000
Judeo-PersianIranDzhidi198000
KaghaniPakistanHindko, Northern1875000
Kara-KalpakTurkeyKarakalpak62000
KarakalpakIranKarakalpak36000
KaurIndonesiaKaur50000
Kawar (Kamari)IndiaKawari33800
Kayu AgungIndonesiaKayu Agung45000
KelingiIndonesiaSindang Kelingi50000
Kho (Chitrali, Khowar)PakistanKhowar188000
Khorasani TurkIranKhorasani Turkish400000
Kimr (Gimr)SudanTama60000
Kohistani (Garwi)PakistanKalami40000
Kolai (Kohistani-Shina)PakistanShina, Kohistani200000
Kufra BedouinLibyaArabic. Libyan22000
KukaChadNaba; Kuka76700
KulisusuIndonesiaKulisusu23000
Lak (Laki, Kumux)RussiaLak112100
Lampungese (Lampongerese)IndonesiaLampung2000000
Larestani (Lari)IranLari30000
LematangIndonesiaLematang150000
Lezgian (Lezghi)AzerbaijanLezgi158000
Lezgian (Lezghi)RussiaLezgi189000
LhobaIndiaLhoba202300
LintangIndonesiaLintang70000
Loba (Mustang)NepalLopa20000
Lodhi (Lodha)IndiaLodhi44100
LubuIndonesiaLubu39000
Luri (Lori, Feyli)IranLuri4344000
Luri (Lur)IraqLuri67000
MacaMozambiqueMaca300000
MahraOmanMahri109000
Mahra (Mehri, Mahri)YemenMahri294000
MaiwaIndonesiaMaiwa50000
MajhwarIndiaMajhwar28000
Malay (Javar)Sri LankaSri Lankan Creole Mal50000
Malay, Negeri SembiliMalaysiaNegeri Sambilan Malay300000
Mam, TajumulcoGuatemalaMam, Tajumulco35000
Manga KanuriNigerKanuri, Manga500000
Manga KanuriNigeriaKanuri, Manga200000
Maninka (South Malinka)GuineaManinka1641000
Mararit (Abiyi, Ebiri)SudanMararit20000
Mararit, Abu SharibChadMararit42400
MarendjeMozambiqueMarendje402900
MasalitSudanMasalit145000
Melayu, BelideIndonesiaMelayu, Belide20000
Melayu, BerauIndonesiaMelayu, Berau20000
Melayu, RiauIndonesiaMelayu, Riau2000000
Melayu-JambiIndonesiaMelayu, Jambi650000
Men-paChinaMoinba30000
Middle East GypsyTurkeyDomari20000
Midob (Meidob, Tiddi)SudanMidob30000
MimaSudanMimi74000
Mongallese ArabSudanArabic, Sudanese Creole20000
MugaliNepalMugali35000
Muko-MukoIndonesiaMuko-Muko30000
Mussulman TatAzerbaijanTat, Mussulman22000
Mussulman TatIranTat, Mussulman31000
Nahuatl, CentralMexicoNahuatl Central63000
Nangalami (Nigalami)AfghanistanGrangali24000
Nefusa BerberLibyaJabal Nafusah40000
Ngolok (Golog)ChinaGolog80000
Ngossi (Gevoko)CameroonGevoko52000
Northern SinamaMalaysiaSama, Balangingi30000
Northern SinamaPhilippinesSama, Balangingi60000
OganIndonesiaOgan300000
Omani ArabSomaliaArabic. Omani33000
Omani ArabYemenArabic. Omani98000
PalembangeseIndonesiaPalembang620000
Palestinian ArabIraqArabic. Levantine34000
PanikaIndiaPamika30700
Pashayi (Pashai)AfghanistanPashayi, Southeast162000
Pashayi, SouthwesternAfghanistanPashayi, Southwest108000
PekalIndonesiaPekal30000
PenesakIndonesiaPenesak20000
PubianIndonesiaPubian410000
Qashqai (Kashkai)IranQashqai850000
RajkotiPakistanKalami40000
RanauIndonesiaRanau60000
RashaidaSudanArabic. Gulf68000
RawasIndonesiaRawas150000
Riau MalayMalaysiaMalay80000
Riyah BedouinLibyaArabic. Libyan28000
RungaChadRunga22000
Rutul (Rutal, Mukhad)RussiaRutal20000
Sanusi BedouinLibyaArabic. Libyan505000
Saudi ArabOmanArabic. Gulf50000
SehwiCote d'IvoireSehwi150000
ShaharaSaudi ArabiaShahari34000
Shawiya (Chaouia)AlgeriaShawiya1700000
ShikakiIranShikaki24000
Shin (Sina, Dardi)IndiaShina20000
Shina (Dras, Shin)PakistanShina300000
ShukriaSudanArabic, Sudanese164000
Sikkimese BhotiaIndiaSikkimese35000
Sirtican BedouinLibyaArabic. Libyan28000
Socotran (Sokotri)YemenSoqotri59000
Southern SamaPhilippinesSama, Southern30000
Southern Sama (Bajau)MalaysiaSama, Sibutu20000
SulungChinaSulung49000
Swahili (Shamba)KenyaSwahili97000
Tagale (Taqalawin)SudanTegali35700
Taimani (Char Aimaq)AfghanistanAimaq, Taimani416000
Tajik (Tadzhik)ChinaSarikoli20500
TakistaniIranTakestani220000
TalyshIranTalysh35000
Talysh (Lenkoran)AzerbaijanTalysh30000
Tama (Gimr)ChadTama62900
Tama (Tamongobo)SudanTama60000
TamiangIndonesiaTamiang30000
Teda (Tubu)NigerTeda40000
Teymur (Aimaq)IranAimaq. Taimuri181000
Teymur (Timuri)AfghanistanAimaq, Taimuri104000
Tougourt BerberAlgeriaArabic, Algerian57000
Tripolitanian ArabLibyaArabic. Libyan229000
Tuat BerberAlgeriaTouat Tamazight57000
Turkish GypsyTurkeyTurkish25000
TurvaliPakistanTorwali60000
Tuvinian (Tannu-Tuva)MongoliaTuvin24700
Ulumandak (Ulunda)IndonesiaUlumanda'31000
Wargla Berber (Ouargla)AlgeriaOuargla (Tagargrent)57000
WawoniiIndonesiaWawonii22000
West Coast BajauMalaysiaBajau, West Coast50000
Western BaluchAfghanistanBaluchi, Western290000
Western BaluchIranBaluchi, Western29000
Western BaluchTurkmenistanBaluchi, Western550000
YakhaNepalYakha20000
Yemeni ArabSaudi ArabiaArabic. Yemeni120000
ZaghawaNigerZaghawa35000
ZaghawaSudanZaghawa102000
Zott Gypsy (Nawar)IranArabic, Egyptian Colloquial80000
Zott Gypsy (Nawar)IraqArabic. Libyan50000
Zuara (Zwara, Zuraa)LibyaZuara33000

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