The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is often called “The Resistant Belt” and includes the majority of the world’s Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. The original 10/40 Window included only countries with at least 50% of their land mass within 10 and 40 degrees north latitude. The revised 10/40 Window includes several additional countries that are close to 10 or 40 degrees north latitude and have high concentrations of unreached peoples. See the original and revised country lists on this page.
Approximately 4.89 billion individuals residing in approximatelyA�8,170A�distinct people groups are in the revised 10/40 Window.A�A�5,575A�(68.2%) of these people groups are consideredA�unreachedA�and have a population of 3.02 billion. This means approximately 62% of the individuals in the 10/40 Window live in an unreached people group. The 10/40 Window is home to some of the largest unreached people groups in the world such as theA�Shaikh,A�Yadava,A�Turks,A�Moroccan Arabs,A�Pashtun,A�JatA�andA�Burmese.
“The 10/40 Window is home to some of the largest unreached people groups in the world.”
The 10/40 Window has several important considerations: first, the historical and Biblical significance; second, the least evangelized countries; third, the unreached people groups and cities; fourth, the dominance of three religious blocs; fifth, the preponderance of the poor; sixth, the strongholds of Satan within the 10/40 Window.