• PEOPLE NAME: PASHAYI OF AFGHANISTAN

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PEID: 23990

ROP: 107420

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Kashmiri

Language: Northwest Pashai - (glh)

Alternate Name(s): Pashai

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Afghanistan

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Population: 200,000

Global Population: 200,000


PEID: 23990

ROP: 107420

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Pashayi of Afghanistan, numbering 200,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kashmiri people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Afghanistan. Their primary language is Northwest Pashai. The primary religion practiced by the Pashayi 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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