Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Pashtun

Language: Northern Pashto - (pbu)

Alternate Name(s): Pashto, Afghani, Pathan

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: United Arab Emirates

Also found in: Afghanistan; Iran; Pakistan; Türkiye; United States

Population: 456,000

Global Population: 26,570,200

PEID: 12231

ROP: 107909

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Pashtun of United Arab Emirates, numbering 456,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Pashtun people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 26,570,200 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Northern Pashto. The primary religion practiced by the 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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