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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 176

Population: 1,347,058,505

Unreached people groups: 109

UPG population: 57,094,250

Unengaged UPGs: 39

UUPG population: 922,750

Number of countries: 100


Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples

Overview: The Chinese inhabit the fertile and densely populated eastern half of present-day China. For most of recorded history, the peoples of this land have been great thinkers, inventors and innovators. Over three millennia, a wide range of other peoples have gradually been absorbed into the main Han Chinese population--a process that continues today. Many different Han languages are spoken in the south of the country, but all of them use the same script.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 184

Peoples within this cluster: Chinese, Peranakan; Diao; Hakka, Hainan Island; Han Chinese, Cantonese; Han Chinese, English-Speaking; Han Chinese, Gan; Han Chinese, Hainanese; Han Chinese, Hakka; Han Chinese, Huizhou; Han Chinese, Jin; Han Chinese, Mandarin; Han Chinese, Min Bei; Han Chinese, Min Dong; Han Chinese, Min Nan; Han Chinese, Min Zhong; Han Chinese, Puxian; Han Chinese, Teochew; Han Chinese, Waxiang; Han Chinese, Wu; Han Chinese, Xiang; Laba; Lemo; Linghua; Liujia; Longjia; Ngai; Ongkor; Shenzhou; Sino-Burmese; Sino-Vietnamese; Xialusi; Yizi

Countries where they are found: Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belgium; Belize; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Canada; Chile; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curacao; Czechia; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Fiji; France; French Guiana; French Polynesia; Germany; Greece; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Kyrgyzstan; Laos; Lesotho; Madagascar; Malaysia; Martinique; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; Netherlands; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Nicaragua; North Korea; Pakistan; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Portugal; Reunion; Romania; Russia; Saint Lucia; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; South Korea; Spain; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Switzerland; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Tuvalu; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe


People groups: 176

Population: 1,347,058,505

Unreached people groups: 109

UPG population: 57,094,250

Unengaged UPGs: 39

UUPG population: 922,750

Number of countries: 100