Revised List of 1040 Window Countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank / Gaza, Western Sahara, Yemen.
Historically the 1040 WINDOW refers to the 10 & 40 degree latitude lines north of the equator in the Eastern Hemisphere. This region of the world contains over 3 BILLION people.
People Group is a group of people, not necessarily defined by its borders, but rather have a combination of following in common: ethnicity, language, religion, caste and or geography. We can observe that various members share a common self-identity specific to their group. (Example: Punjabi Indians in Buena Park are a people group.)
Unreached People Group (UPG) is a people group with no indigenous community of believing Christians. They are lacking the numbers and resources to sustainably evangelize its own people group without outside assistance. (Example: Punjabi Indians in India are a UPG)
Here we can find the majority of the world's poverty, & the most hostile governments. Because of this, UPG's have little to no access to a Bible, active Church Planting Movements and therefore the Gospel of Jesus is NOT going forth. The 1040 WINDOW is abundant in Unreached People Groups.
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