Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Baloch

Language: Western Balochi - (bgn)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Turkmenistan

Also found in: Afghanistan; Iran; Pakistan

Population: 50,500

Global Population: 3,180,500

PEID: 24606

ROP: 110770

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Western Baloch of Turkmenistan, numbering 50,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Baloch people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,180,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Western Balochi. The primary religion practiced by the Western Baloch 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.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available