Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Pashtun

Language: Northern Pashto - (pbu)

Alternate Name(s): Eastern Pakhtun, Pashtun, Nangarhari Pashtun, Northern Pashtun

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Afghanistan

Also found in: Iran; Pakistan; Türkiye; United Arab Emirates; United States

Population: 2,610,000

Global Population: 24,025,700

PEID: 43767

ROP: 107909

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Eastern Pashtun of Afghanistan, numbering 2,610,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Pashtun people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 24,025,700 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Northern Pashto. The primary religion practiced by the Eastern 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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