• PEOPLE NAME: EASTERN PASHTUN OF AFGHANISTAN

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PEID: 43767

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): Eastern Pakhtun, Pashtun, Nangarhari Pashtun, Northern Pashtun

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Afghanistan

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

Population: 1,700,000

Global Population: 22,396,800


PEID: 43767

ROP: 107909

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity


Overview: The Eastern Pashtun of Afghanistan, numbering 1,700,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Pashtun people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 22,396,800 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Northern Pashto. The primary religion practiced by the Eastern Pashtun 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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