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PEID: 23985

ROP: 116135

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Tajik

Language: Ishkashimi - (isk)

Alternate Name(s): Pamiri

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia Imami Ismaili

Country: Afghanistan

Also found in: Tajikistan

Population: 3,000

Global Population: 4,800

PEID: 23985

ROP: 116135

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Ishkashimi of Afghanistan, numbering 3,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Tajik people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,800 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Ishkashimi. The primary religion practiced by the Ishkashimi is Ismai'lism, the second largest branch of Shia Islam.

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