Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Pashtun

Language: Southern Pashto - (pbt)

Alternate Name(s): Kandahari Pashtun

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Afghanistan

Also found in: Iran; Pakistan; United Kingdom

Population: 6,000,000

Global Population: 16,604,000

PEID: 24009

ROP: 109502

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Southern Pashtun of Afghanistan, numbering 6,000,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Pashtun people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 16,604,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Southern Pashto. The primary religion practiced by the Southern 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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