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South Asia Embrace

South Asian peoples make up the greatest concentration of lostness on earth. Some of those people are still unreached and unengaged (UUPG – unengaged unreached people groups). The Ends of the Earth describes peoples who have no known church planting work among them.

What can you and your church do?

Learn. Find out more about what it means to Embrace an Ends of the Earth UUPG at

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Embrace. South Asia is home to over 1,700 people groups. Of this number, over 900 are still unengaged unreached people groups (UUPGs). Amazingly, 200 of these represent over 95% of the total UUPG population. We’ve selected the highest priority people groups for your church to consider. Choose one as an integral part of your Great Commission participation. Learn more about what it means to embrace a people group.

Click on areas of the map below to see priority people groups.
The overall top 10 people groups are shown below the map.

[If the map does not work in your browser use these number links: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ]

Top 10 South Asian UUPGs

  Area PEID Country People Group Population Primary Religion
1 Pakistan & Kashmir 6372 Pakistan Kolai 435,022 Islam
2 Northwest India 47953 India Gujjar (Marwari) 2,577,752 Hinduism
3 North India & West Nepal 47955 India Gadaria Awadhi 4,382,214 Hinduism
4 East Nepal, Bhutan & East India 41258 India Kalwar 3,232,405 Hinduism
5 Bangladesh & Northeast India 48006 India Bania (Assamese) 1,347,292 Hinduism
6 Central India 47903 India Mali (Marathi) 2,934,357 Hinduism
7 East India 48197 India Bangladeshi Muslims 3,720,029 Islam
8 South-Central India 47967 India Kalal (Kannada) 740,615 Hinduism
9 South India, Maldives & Sri Lanka 41247 India Mappila 8,603,290 Islam
10 Diaspora 11915 Saudi Arabia Bengali 1,576,767 Islam – Sunni