Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Tajik

Language: Wakhi - (wbl)

Alternate Name(s): Guhjali

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Pakistan

Also found in: Afghanistan; China; Tajikistan

Population: 16,500

Global Population: 67,600

PEID: 46991

ROP: 103535

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Wakhi of Pakistan, numbering 16,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Tajik people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 67,600 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Wakhi. The primary religion practiced by the Wakhi is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.

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