• PEOPLE NAME: NURISTANI OF AFGHANISTAN

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Nuristan

Language: Kati - (bsh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Afghanistan

Also found in: Pakistan

Population: 130,000

Global Population: 134,400


PEID: 23971

ROP: 113266

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Nuristani of Afghanistan, numbering 130,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nuristan people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 134,400 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Kati. The primary religion practiced by the Nuristani 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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