Joshua Project 2000
Unreached Peoples Untargeted List

Updated 05/31/2002

Information Systems Manager
AD2000 & Beyond Movement

Joshua Project 2000 Untargeted List

Below is the list of 318 peoples from the Joshua Project 2000 Unreached Peoples List that are currently considered untargeted. Untargeted means that there is no reported on-site church planting effort and no mission organization has committed itself to church planting by 31-December-2000 among this people.

Please see the original press release for complete descriptions of the criteria for the Joshua Project list, the source of the Joshua Project 2000 list, how was the ministry activity data was compiled, and if changes still being made to the Joshua Project 2000 list. Also included in the press release are the future plans for Joshua Project 2000 and how can you be involved.

This list of untargeted represents some of the most spiritually needy peoples in the world. First and foremost pray for the penetration of the Gospel into these peoples. Keep this list in your Bible as a reminder to pray for those peoples who sit in darkness. Encourage your church to adopt one of these untargeted peoples. Send this list to your denomination leaders or mission organization you are connected with and ask them to beginning a new church planting effort among one of these untargeted groups. Ask the Lord if you yourself might be one of the missionaries that are needed to plant churches among these groups. Register your adoption with the AD2000 & Beyond Movement. Send any updates and corrections you are aware of to: AD2000 & Beyond Movement International Office, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 2112, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA or email them to info@ad2000.org.


Column 1 = People name, alternate name in parenthesis ()
Column 2 = Language name
Column 3 = Population of that people in that country


Afghanistan
People NameLanguagePopulation
Aimaq, Jamshidi (Char Aimaq)Aimaq, Jamshidi92,000
Aimaq, TaimaniAimaq, Taimani416,000
Aimaq, Timuri (Teymur, Timuri)Aimaq, Taimuri104,000
Darwazi (Badakhshani)Darwazi10,000
Gawar-Bati (Narisati)Gawar-Bati10,000
Munji-YidghaMunji10,000
Nangalami (Nigalami)Grangali24,000
Pashayi, SouthwestPashayi, Southwest108,000
SanglechiSanglechi10,000
ShughniShughni10,000
TangshewiTangshewi10,000

Algeria
People NameLanguagePopulation
Gourara Berber (Touat)Taznatit, Touat57,000
Hoggar, AhaggarenTamahaq, Hoggar31,000
Tidikelt Berber (Tit)Tidikelt, Tamazight14,000

Azerbaijan
People NameLanguagePopulation
AvarAvar46,000
Tat, MussulmanTat, Mussulman22,000
TatarTatar29,000
TurkTurkish19,000

Bangladesh
People NameLanguagePopulation
BurmeseBurmese100,000
GujaratiGujarati66,000
NepaleseNepali17,000
Orisi (Utkali, Vadiya)Oriya13,300

Belarus
People NameLanguagePopulation
TatarRussian13,000

Belgium
People NameLanguagePopulation
Kurd, Northern (Kermanji)Kermanji (Kurmanji)13,000

Bhutan
People NameLanguagePopulation
KhengKhengkha29,000
KurteopKurthopkha22,000

Bosnia-Hercegovina
People NameLanguagePopulation
Rumelian TurkTurkish50,000

Brunei
People NameLanguagePopulation
Bajau, West CoastBajau, West Coast10,000

Burkina Faso
People NameLanguagePopulation
Djan (Dian, Dyan)Dian14,100
Nuna (Northern)Nuni, Northern45,000
Senabi (Niangolo)Senoufo, Senar (Nyangola)50,000

Cambodia (Kampuchea)
People NameLanguagePopulation
Kru'ngKru'ng 210,000
Kui (Suai, Kuoy)Kuy16,000

Cameroon
People NameLanguagePopulation
NgweNgwe50,000
NjengNjen29,000

Chad
People NameLanguagePopulation
Beri, BideyatBeria (Bideyat)19,000
Dadju, Dar Sila (Bokorige)Daju, Dar Sila (Bokorige33,000
KajakseKajakse10,000
Mararit (Ibilak, Abu Sharib)Mararit80,000
MarfaMarfa18,000
Mima (Mimi, Amdang, Mututu)Amdang46,000
Mubi (Moubi)Mubi23,000
Sinyar (Shamya)Sinyar10,000

China
People NameLanguagePopulation
Atsi (Atshi, Zaiwa)Zaiwa90,300
Baheng, SanjiangBaheng, Sanjiang29,000
BaonuoBunu, Naogelao25,000
BeidalaoBeidalao15,000
Bunu (Bunuo)Bunu, Bunuo20,000
Cao LanMan Cao Lan40,000
ChrameChrame39,000
DongnuBunu, Dongnu234,000
E (Kjang E)E30,000
Hmu, EasternMiao, Qiandong Eastern452,000
Hmu, SouthernMiao, Qiandong Southern645,000
Li, JiamaoJiamao71,600
Malu (Lansu, Diso)Maru13,000
Miao, Guiyang NorthernMiao, Guiyang Northern108,000
Miao, Guiyang SouthwesternMiao, Guiyang Southwestern90,300
Miao, Huishui CentralMiao, Huishui Central51,600
Miao, Huishui EasternMiao, Huishui Eastern14,000
Miao, Huishui NorthernMiao, Huishui Northern70,000
Miao, LuoboheMiao, Luobohe (2nd dialect)60,000
Miao, Mashan CentralMiao, Mashan Central70,000
Miao, Mashan NorthernMiao, Mashan Northern35,000
Miao, Mashan SouthernMiao, Mashan Southern10,000
Miao, Mashan WesternMiao, Mashan Western14,000
Miao, Qiandong Northern (Hmu Northern)Miao, Qiandong Northern1,250,000
NunuBunu, Nunu60,000
PalyuPalyu10,000
Qiang, Dzorgai (Jiang, Dzorgai)Qiang, Dzorgai25,000
Qiang, KortseQiang, Kortse25,000
Qiang, LofuchaiQiang, Lofuchai25,000
Qiang, PingfangQiang, Pingfang25,000
Qiang, SouthernQiang, Southern25,000
Qiang, ThochuQiang, Thochu25,000
Qiang, WagsodQiang, Wagsod25,000
Shan (Tai Yay, Sha)Shan237,000
WunaiBunu, Wunai13,000
Yang HuangT'en20,000
YounuoBunu, Younuo13,000
Yung-ChuunYongchun12,000

Cote d'Ivoire
People NameLanguagePopulation
KoroKoro, Jula41,000
WorodougouJula, Worodougou100,000

Egypt
People NameLanguagePopulation
Albanian (Shqip)Albanian, Tosk18,000
Dom Gypsy (Nawar, Ghagar, Helebi)Domari234,000
Libyan ArabArabic, Libyan Spoken300,000
Siwa (Oasis Berber)Siwa30,000

Eritrea
People NameLanguagePopulation
SahoSaho76,000
Saudi Arab (Rashaida / Ad-Mu'allin)Arabic, Hijazi Spoken34,000
Sudanese ArabArabic, Sudanese Spoken75,000
Yemeni ArabArabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni18,000

Ethiopia
People NameLanguagePopulation
BaleKacipo-Balesi10,000
SahoSaho24,000

France
People NameLanguagePopulation
Comorian (Mauri, Mahor)Comorian (Mayotte)90,000
Persian (Irani)Farsi, Western62,000
WolofWolof34,500

Georgia
People NameLanguagePopulation
Zaza, NorthernKirmanjki35,000

Germany
People NameLanguagePopulation
Urdu SpeakersUrdu16,000

India
People NameLanguagePopulation
Agariya (Agria)Agariya11,800
Baiga (Baigani, Bega)Baiga10,000
BathudiBathudi104,500
BediaBedia32,200
BhimBhim19,900
Bhottara (Dhotada)Bhottara342,000
Burig (Bhotia)Purik240,000
CheroChero28,400
Churahi PahariChurahi34,700
Dehati (Deshiya)Maithili, Dehati38,000
Deori (Deuri)Deori14,900
Dhanwar (Dhanvar)Dhanwar21,100
Dhurwa (Parji, Thakar)Duruwa90,000
Dom Gypsy (Wogri Boli)Domari19,000
Gaddi (Pahari Bharmau)Gaddi88,000
Kahluri PahariKahluri66,200
Kanjari (Kagari, Kangari)Kanjari55,400
Kawar (Kamari)Kawari33,800
KhandeshiKhandesi1,500,000
KhirwarKhirwar34,300
KisanKishanganjia116,000
Kiutze (Chopa)Rawang57,000
Korwa (Ernga, Singli)Korwa14,200
KurichiyaKurichia12,100
MajhwarMajhwar28,000
Mru (Niopreng, Mrung)Mru14,600
Multani (Seraiki Hindi)Seraiki20,000
Muria (Jhoria)Muria, Western12,900
NahariNahari19,000
PanikaPamika30,700
PaoPao23,500
Saharia (Sor)Saharia174,300
SondwariSondwari31,500

Indonesia
People NameLanguagePopulation
LahatMelayu, Lahat150,000
Sintang (Senatang)Melayu, Sintang200,000

Iran
People NameLanguagePopulation
Aimaq, Jamshidi (Char Aimaq)Aimaq, Jamshidi30,000
Aimaq, Timuri (Teymur, Timuri)Aimaq, Taimuri181,000
Balkan Rom GypsyRomani, Balkan24,000
Baluch, SouthernBaluchi, Southern405,000
Baluch, WesternBaluchi, Western29,000
Dom Gypsy (Nawar, Kurbat)Domari80,000
GilakiGilaki2,400,000
GujaratiGujarati24,000
Gurani (Bajalani, Hawrami)Hawrami38,000
HarzaniHarzani24,000
Hazara (Khawari)Hazaragi604,000
HerkiHerki18,000
KaringaniKaringani15,000
Khorasani TurkKhorasani Turkish400,000
Pashtun, Western (Pushtun, Pathan, Afghan)Pashto, Western79,300
PunjabiPanjabi, Eastern24,000
ShikakiShikaki24,000
Tabari (Mazanderani)Mazanderani2,500,000
TalyshTalysh35,000
Tat, MussulmanTat, Mussulman31,000
VafsiVafsi18,000

Iraq
People NameLanguagePopulation
Anatolian TurkTurkish22,000
Bajelan (Shabak, Gura)Bajelan20,000
Circassian (Cherkess)Adyghe10,000
Dom GypsyDomari50,000
Hawrami (Gurani)Hawrami22,000
HerkiHerki22,000
Luri (Lur)Luri67,000
Persian (Irani)Farsi, Western250,000
ShikakiShikaki22,000
SurchiSurchi11,000
TurkmanAzerbaijani, South1,000,000

Kazakhstan
People NameLanguagePopulation
Chechen, ShishanChechen52,000
Kurd, Northern (Kermanji)Kermanji (Kurmanji)27,000
ParseeParsi (Parsee)110,000

Kuwait
People NameLanguagePopulation
Persian (Irani)Farsi, Western100,000

Kyrgyzstan
People NameLanguagePopulation
Azerbaijani, NorthAzerbaijani, North17,000
Azerbaijani, SouthAzerbaijani, South16,000
TurkTurkish22,000

Laos
People NameLanguagePopulation
HaniHani30,000
LorLor10,000
Pacoh (Bo)Pacoh21,000
Shan (Thai Yai)Shan24,000
SilaSila22,000
Tai, White (Thai Trang)Tai Don38,000
Thai (Central Tai)Thai144,000
Thai NungNung 147,000

Libya
People NameLanguagePopulation
Nafusa BerberJabal Nafusah167,000
Zuara (Zwara, Zuraa)Zuara33,000

Malaysia
People NameLanguagePopulation
BengaliBengali100,000
BruneiBrunei54,000
GujaratiGujarati20,000
Iranun (Ilanun, Ilanon)Ilanun13,000
MinangkabauMinangkabau300,000
Orang NegeriNegeri Sembilan Malay300,000
Sama, Central (Sinama)Sama, Central40,000
Sama, Southern (Bajau)Sama, Sibutu20,000
Sinama, NorthernSama, Balangingi30,000
Tausug (Sulu, Suluk)Tausug110,000
TemuanTemuan10,000
Tidong (Tidung, Nonukan)Tidong25,000
Urdu SpeakersUrdu10,000

Mali
People NameLanguagePopulation
Dialonke (Yalunka)Yalunka20,000
Jula (Dyula, Kong Jula)Jula, Bamanakan60,000
PanaPana10,000
SamoaSamoma (Kalamse)10,000
Samogho, DuunDuungo83,500

Myanmar (Burma)
People NameLanguagePopulation
ChaungthaChaungtha121,700
DanauDanau10,000
GujaratiGujarati32,000
HaniHani180,000
InthaIntha141,100
Malay, SalonMalay23,000
PunjabiPanjabi, Eastern54,000

Nepal
People NameLanguagePopulation
KayortKayort22,000
Kham, SheshiKham, Sheshi11,000
Kumaoni (Kumauni)Kumauni86,000

Niger
People NameLanguagePopulation
Fulani, Eastern NigerFulfulde, Eastern Niger (Hausa)400,000
IberogenIberogen20,000
IgdalenIgdalen15,000
Maure (Moor)Arabic, Hasaaniya127,400

Nigeria
People NameLanguagePopulation
Bauchi (Kushi)Baushi20,000
Bolewa (Bole)Bole32,000
DuwaiDuwai13,000
Gerewa (Gera)Gera200,000
KutinKotopo (Peere)20,000
Laru (Larawa)Laru15,000
Lopa (Lopawa)Lopa17,000
Pabir (Babur)Bura-Pabir200,000
Pilimdi (Tera)Tera10,000

Oman
People NameLanguagePopulation
MahraMahri109,000
Persian (Irani)Farsi, Western38,000
ShihuhArabic, Shihhi Spoken10,000

Pakistan
People NameLanguagePopulation
BagriBagri100,000
BalmikiPanjabi, Western (Balmiki)25,000
Baluch, WesternBaluchi, Western1,090,000
BateriBateri20,000
DeghwariDehwari10,000
Gujar (Gujuri Rajasthani)Gujari300,000
Hindko, SouthernHindko, Southern625,000
KhetraniKhetrani10,000
Kolai (Kohistani-Shina)Shina, Kohistani200,000
Sansi BhilSansi20,000
ShumashtiShumashti14,000
Turkmen (Turkoman)Turkmen10,000
Vlax Rom Gypsy (Arhagar)Romani, Vlach14,000
WanetsiWaneci90,000

Philippines
People NameLanguagePopulation
Manobo, CotabatoManobo, Cotabato15,000
Subanon, Western KolibuganKolibugan, Western23,000
SulodSulod14,000

Qatar
People NameLanguagePopulation
Persian (Irani)Farsi, Eastern65,600
Urdu SpeakersUrdu28,000

Saudi Arabia
People NameLanguagePopulation
BengaliBengali200,000
FayfaMahri, Fayfi20,000
Indo-PakistaniHindi400,000
IndonesianIndonesian37,000
KabardianKabardian17,000
Mahra (South Arabic)Mahri17,000
Persian (Irani)Farsi, Western120,000
TurkTurkish17,000
Urdu SpeakersUrdu1,000,000

Senegal
People NameLanguagePopulation
GusilayGusilay12,400
Jahanka (Diakhanke)Azer35,000

Somalia
People NameLanguagePopulation
DabarreDabarre20,000
GarreGarre50,000
JiidduJiiddu20,000
Shambaara (Gosha)Mushungulu84,000
Swahili (Baraawe)Swahili40,000
TunniTunni20,000

Sudan
People NameLanguagePopulation
Dar Fur DajuDaju, Dar Fur70,000
Dar Sila DajuDaju, Dar Sila33,000
Fulani, (Sudanese Fula)Fulacunda130,000
Hausa FulaniHausa418,000
Mararit (Abiyi, Ebiri, Masalit)Mararit20,000
Midob (Meidob, Tiddi)Midob30,000
Rufaa (Rufaiyin)Tamazight356,000
Sungor (Assagori)Sungor15,000
Tagale (Taqalawin)Tegali35,700
TulishiTulishi10,000

Syria
People NameLanguagePopulation
CircassianAdyghe25,000
Dom Gypsy (Nawar, Kurbat, Barake)Domari10,000
Kurd, WesternKermanji (Kurmanji)667,800
TurkTurkish45,000
Turkmen (Turkoman)Turkmen98,000

Tajikistan
People NameLanguagePopulation
ParseeParsi (Parsee)50,000
Shughni (Shugnan-Rush)Shugni35,000
TatarTatar75,000
Turkmen (Turkoman)Turkmen14,000

Tanzania
People NameLanguagePopulation
Batemi (Watemi, Sonjo)Temi, Sonjo27,000
Han Chinese (Cantonese, Nung)Chinese, Yue15,000
Ndonde (Mawanda, Wandonde)Ndonde33,000
Wamang'anjaNyanja10,000
WasiChasi40,000

Thailand
People NameLanguagePopulation
BengaliBengali60,000
Nyaw (Yo)Nyaw50,000
NyongYong12,000
PunjabiPanjabi, Eastern20,000

Turkey
People NameLanguagePopulation
Balkan Rom GypsyRomani, Balkan55,000
CircassianAdyghe71,000
KarakalpakKarakalpak62,000
Mingrelian (Laz, Zan)Laz30,000
Tatar (Tartar)Tatar21,000
Urdu SpeakersUrdu18,000

Turkmenistan
People NameLanguagePopulation
Baluch, WesternBaluchi, Western34,000
TatarTatar41,000

Uganda
People NameLanguagePopulation
LulbaLuluba15,000

Ukraine
People NameLanguagePopulation
AzerbaijaniAzerbaijani, North34,000

United Arab Emirates
People NameLanguagePopulation
Baluch, SouthernBaluchi, Southern100,000
BengaliBengali89,000
Pashtun, Eastern (Pushtun, Pathan, Afghan)Pashto, Eastern100,000
Pashtun, Western (Pushtun, Pathan, Afghan)Pashto, Western38,100
Yemeni ArabArabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni15,000

United Kingdom
People NameLanguagePopulation
ParseeParsi (Parsee)75,000

United States
People NameLanguagePopulation
ParseeParsi (Parsee)50,000

Uzbekistan
People NameLanguagePopulation
AzerbaijaniAzerbaijani, North38,000
ParseeParsi (Parsee)190,000
Persian (Irani)Farsi, Western26,000
Turkmen (Turkoman)Turkmen228,000

Vietnam
People NameLanguagePopulation
Kim Mun (Mun, Gem Mun)Kim Mun90,000
Phu ThaiPhu Thai150,000
Tai, Red (Thai Deng)Tai Daeng100,000

Yemen
People NameLanguagePopulation
Indo-PakistaniHindi70,000
Mahra (Mehri, Mahri)Mahri294,000
MalayMalay28,000
Persian (Irani)Farsi, Western14,000

Total Untargeted: 318 Peoples

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