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PEID: 23957

ROP: 103743

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Hazaragi - (haz)

Alternate Name(s): Berberi

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Afghanistan

Also found in: Australia; Pakistan; United Arab Emirates

Population: 3,375,000

Global Population: 3,747,500

PEID: 23957

ROP: 103743

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Hazara of Afghanistan, numbering 3,375,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,747,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Hazaragi. The primary religion practiced by the Hazara is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.

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