• PEOPLE NAME: PUSHTUN OF TURKEY

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By George Gavrus

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PEID: 24585

ROP: 107909

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Pashtun

Language: Northern Pashto - (pbu)

Alternate Name(s): Pathan, Pashtun

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Turkey

Also found in: Afghanistan; Pakistan; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 6,300

Global Population: 22,376,800


PEID: 24585

ROP: 107909

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Pushtun of Turkey, numbering 6,300, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Pashtun people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 22,376,800 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Northern Pashto. The primary religion practiced by the Pushtun is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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