Cultural Studies

  • CIA World Factbook – provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • Country Studies – Books published by the U.S. Government about various countries.
  • Ethnic Harvest People Group – A major focus of the ministry at Ethnic Harvest is to research sources for foreign language Bibles, gospel tracts, videos, and books.
  • Ethnologue – find, read about, and research the world’s 7,097 known living languages.
  • Ethnopedia – an encyclopedia of native South American languages.
  • Global Mapping International – a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering God’s mission in the world through research, mapping and information technology services. Their goal is to produce and present world-class research that fuels emerging mission movements and leaders. GMI ceased operations as of June 30, 2017, however, the site does still have operational links to useful information.
  • Global Prayer Digest – a daily prayer guide for unreached people groups around the world.
  • IMB Global Research portal – provides accurate, relevant and strategic information for Southern Baptists and other partners around the world for multiplying churches among all peoples.
  • Joshua Project – an overview of the people groups of the world.
  • Lonely Planet.Com – Travel information for various countries.
  • Maps of World Languages – The languages listed will either be the official language(s) or the official language(s) plus other major languages spoken in the country.
  • Mission Network News – news from around the world to inform Christians and enable them to pray for and get involved in God’s global mission.
  • Missionary E-texts – historical writings by, about, and for missionaries.
  • Operation World – the definitive prayer guide to every nation.
  • People Groups (from IMB) – Reliable, relevant and real-time information to help you engage unreached people groups around the world. Discover the global status and trends of evangelical Christianity that help form strategies to engage unreached people groups.
  • United Nations
  • U.S. State Department Background Notes – a listing of all the countries of the world with which the United States has bilateral relations.
  • WorldWatch Monitor – World Watch Monitor reports the story of Christians around the world under pressure for their faith.
  • Worldwide Missions Country Studies – combines links to several other country sites into one portal.