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Unengaged Unreached People Groups (UUPGs) 
A people group is unreached when the number of Evangelical Christians is less than 2% of its population. It is further called unengaged when there is no church planting strategy consistent with Evangelical faith and practice under way. A people group in not engaged when it has been merely adopted, is the object of focused prayer, or is part of an advocacy strategy. 

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Church Planting Movements
What is a Church Planting Movement? A simple, concise definition of a Church Planting Movement (CPM) is a rapid and multiplicative increase of indigenous churches planting churches within a given people group or population segment. Read more ...  




What is a People Group?
A "people group" is an ethnolinguistic group with a common self-identity that is shared by the various members. There are two parts to that word: ethno, and linguistic. Language is a primary and dominant identifying factor of a people group. But there are other factors that determine or are associated with ethnicity.
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Useful resources: People Profile | Field Research Guide 


Closing the 'GAP'
The Global Analysis Project explores demographic trends, political dynamics, economics themes, religious affiliations, human needs and more. The project also identifies barriers that hinder the spread of the gospel as well as bridges that may facilitate it.
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Affinity Groups are large groupings of related people groups that share similar origins, languages and cultures. Annual reports contain the most accurate information for the stated reporting period available at the time of publication. Introductory answers to frequently asked questions about people groups and the engagement of unreached people groups.
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