• AFFINITY BLOC: EURASIAN PEOPLES


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 718

Population: 809,210,825

Unreached people groups: 569

UPG population: 685,991,180

Unengaged UPGs: 242

UUPG population: 11,801,780

Number of clusters: 23

Number of countries: 130

 

Overview: Eurasian Peoples likely originated in the Caucasus area, and thus they are often called "Caucasians". Most of them settled in Europe over the past 4,000 years, but some have their homelands in what is now defined as Asia--Georgia and Armenia, which are south of the Caucasus mountains. This and the eastward spread of Russians to the Pacific Ocean are the reasons the term used here is "Eurasian" rather than "European". The twenty-three People Clusters assigned to the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc are primarily linguistic in definition, encompassing the Romance, Germanic, Slavic, Ural, and Caucasus language families along with a handful of less prominent languages. There are an estimated 39 teaching languages in use in the world's universities and 27 of these languages are within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc.

  -- Patrick Johnstone, The Future of the Global Church, p. 188

People clusters: Albanian; Anglo-Celt; Armenian; Baltic; Basque; Caucasus; Finno-Ugric; Finno-Ugric, Saami; French; Germanic; Greek; Hungarian; Italian; Maltese; Portuguese, European; Romanian; Romany; Scandinavian; Slav, Eastern; Slav, Southern; Slav, Western; Spanish; Swiss

Countries where they are found: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Angola; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belarus; Belgium; Belize; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; British Virgin Islands; Brunei; Bulgaria; Burundi; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chad; Chile; China; Colombia; Comoros; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Czechia; Denmark; Djibouti; Ecuador; Estonia; Eswatini; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Grenada; Guernsey; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Hungary; Iceland; India; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Jersey; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kosovo; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Lesotho; Libya; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Malta; Mexico; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Mozambique; Namibia; Nepal; Netherlands; New Zealand; North Korea; North Macedonia; Norway; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; Rwanda; San Marino; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia; Seychelles; Singapore; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Svalbard; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Venezuela; Zambia; Zimbabwe


People groups: 718

Population: 809,210,825

Unreached people groups: 569

UPG population: 685,991,180

Unengaged UPGs: 242

UUPG population: 11,801,780

Number of clusters: 23

Number of countries: 130