10/40 window

The 10/40 Window refers to the section of Africa, Europe, and Asia between 10 and 40 degrees north of the Equator. It encompasses Saharan and Northern Africa, as well as almost all major Asian nations other than Russia. Roughly two-thirds of the world population lives in the 10/40 Window. The term was coined by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush to refer to the region of the world with the least exposure to Christianity. The 10/40 Window is populated by peoples who are predominantly Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Animist, Jewish and Atheist. Many nations in the 10/40 Window are openly hostile to evangelization and Christianity.

According to missionary groups, 95% of people in the 10/40 Window are unevangelized and 85% are considered among the poorest of the world's poor.

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Unevangelized peoples of the 10/40 Window, by religion

  • 865 million Muslims
  • 550 million Hindus
  • 150 million Chinese (officially Atheist)
  • 275 million Buddhists
  • 17 million Jews

Countries in the 10/40 Window

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Chad
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau

  • India

  • Korea, North

  • Korea, South

  • Kuwait

  • Laos

  • Lebanon

  • Libya
  • Macau
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel

  • Japan

  • Jordan

  • Philippines

  • Portugal

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Senegal
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen

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