Project 2000 - Priority 1 Peoples
In the Arabian Peninsula
Of the 1739 Joshua Project 2000 peoples, a priority based list of 216 peoples has been designated as most needing a church planting effort.
The Priority field is an attempt to rank these peoples according to ministry need. The scale is from 1 (highest priority) to 9 (lowest priority). This ranking was generated by a weighted factoring of the following five items in the Joshua Project data (percent shows weight):
Percent Evangelical - 30%
Church Status - 25%
Ministry Tools (availability of Bible, Radio, Audio and "Jesus" film) - 20%
Agency Work - 15%
Population - 10%
For example, a group with no known evangelicals, no known churches, no ministry tools, no agency work and a large population would receive a priority of 1. This is admittedly an imperfect system as the unknown data tends to skew a ranking toward a higher priority than may be actually true. (Source: AD2000 & Beyond International Office.)
Click the People Group Name from the Table to read a profile.
|Bedouin Arab||Saudia Arabia||Najdi Arabic||3,000,000|
|Mahra (Mehri)||Yemen||Mahri (Mehri)||294,000|
|Saudi Arab||Oman||Gulf Arabic||50,000|
|Yemeni Arab||Saudi Arabia||Taizi-Adeni||500,000|