Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Dari - (prs)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Türkiye

Also found in: Belgium; Canada; France; Germany; Greece; Iran; Italy; Netherlands; Tajikistan; United Kingdom

Population: 251,000

Global Population: 3,297,200

PEID: 24582

ROP: 107989

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Afghans of Türkiye, numbering 251,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,297,200 in 11 countries. Their primary language is Dari. The primary religion practiced by the Afghans is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available