Among the 118 people groups in this region, 69 are unreached.

AFM has ministered to the Sinim people of Southeast Asia since 2016.

About the People

Of the 118 people groups in this region, 69 are unreached. The total population in this area is about 93,818,000. While up to 10 percent* of the total population claim to be Christian, most are located in the south. The largest religion is Buddhism at 52 percent. There is much pressure to maintain the status quo, and the persecution ranking is 20 (1=High to 50=Low OD).

Wars have torn this region, and they have taken their toll on the people. The northern part of the country consists primarily of highlands and a river delta. The south is divided into coastal lowlands, mountain ranges and extensive forests. The highlands account for 16 percent of the country’s arable land and 22 percent of its total forested land.

The Sinim people have for much of their history been a predominantly agricultural civilization based on wet rice cultivation. There is also an industry for bauxite mining, an essential material for the production of aluminum. The economy is still shaped primarily by the Communist Party in five-year plans.

About the Project

Help us take the gospel to the Sinim people of Southeast Asia.

People Group Facts

  • Population: 93.8 million
  • Religion: Buddhism
  • Government: Communist

    Serving this Project

    • Lewis & Lilly River

      Career Missionaries since 2018.

    • Elisha & Eun Joy

      Career Missionaries since 2016

    • Angeline Nguyen

      Volunteer Missionary Candidate since 2015

    Project Update

    Missionaries launched to this project in 2017.