Unreached People Groups

Featured Unreached People Groups

  • The Shan

    Population: 4.45 million 

    Primary Religion: Buddhism

    The Shan primarily live in Myanmar, but there are many also living in Thailand as refugees.

    Ways to Pray: 

    As a minority group, the Shan are very proud to be Shan and to be Buddhist. Pray they would know their true identity in Jesus. 

    The Shan worship many false gods and idols. Pray they would know the one true God. 

    Pray that they would have revelation from God to see with new eyes. Pray that they would have dreams and visions of Jesus. 

  • What is a people group?

    Members of a people group share the same ethnic identity. They typically have a common language, a common religion, and a common history. People groups often cross political borders and live in more than one country.

    What is an unreached people group?

    A people group is considered unreached when there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to engage this people group with church planting. Typically the percentage of Evangelical Christians is less than 2%.

    Why are they unreached?

    They are unreached for a reason. They are hard to get to geographically and it’s difficult to reach them due to language, different dialects, and often the blending of religion and cultural identity.


  • How many unreached people groups are there?

    There are 11, 747 People Groups totaling 7.3 billion people in the world.

    There are 7,037 Unreached People Groups totaling 4.3 billion people.

    Want to learn more about unreached people groups?


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