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Afghanistan – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afghan8,207,000Y0.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamDariP
Afghan
M
Afghan of Afghanistan
T
Afshari13,0000.04 %0.04 %Y1 IslamAzerbaijani, SouthP
Afshari
 T
Aimaq, Char300,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAimaqP
Aimaq, Char
M
Aimaq, Char of Afghanistan
T
Aimaq, Firozkohi297,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAimaqP
Aimaq, Firozkohi
M
Aimaq, Firozkohi of Afghanistan
T
Aimaq, Hazara232,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAimaqP
Aimaq, Hazara
M
Aimaq, Hazara of Afghanistan
T
Aimaq, Jamshidi132,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAimaqP
Aimaq, Jamshidi
M
Aimaq, Jamshidi of Afghanistan
T
Aimaq, Taimani595,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAimaqP
Aimaq, Taimani
M
Aimaq, Taimani of Afghanistan
T
Aimaq, Timuri149,000Y0.00 %0.02 %Y1 IslamAimaqP
Aimaq, Timuri
M
Aimaq, Timuri of Afghanistan
T
Americans, U.S.12,00030.00 %84.50 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
 T
Ansari2,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Ansari
M
Ansari of Afghanistan
T
Arab, Tajiki16,000Y0.20 %0.20 %Y1 IslamArabic, Tajiki SpokenP
Arab, Tajiki
M
Arab, Tajiki of Afghanistan
T
Arora (Hindu traditions)1,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismSaraikiP
Arora (Hindu traditions)
M
Arora (Hindu traditions) of Afghanistan
T
Baloch, Western415,000Y0.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamBalochi, WesternP
Baloch, Western
M
Baloch, Western of Afghanistan
T
Bania (Muslim traditions)5,7000.20 %0.23 %Y1 IslamUrdu   
Brahmin3,3000.00 %0.00 %Y1 HinduismUrduP
Brahmin
M
Brahmin of Afghanistan
T
Brahui, Kur Galli286,000Y0.10 %0.10 %Y1 IslamBrahuiP
Brahui, Kur Galli
M
Brahui, Kur Galli of Afghanistan
T
British1,0006.00 %72.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Changar2,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamUrduP
Changar
 T
Chitrali, Kho8,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKhowarP
Chitrali, Kho
M
Chitrali, Kho of Afghanistan
 
Darwazi, Badakhshani14,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDariP
Darwazi, Badakhshani
M
Darwazi, Badakhshani of Afghanistan
T
DeafY0.00 %0.05 %Y1 IslamAfghan Sign Language  T
Garwi, Kohistani1,700Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKalamiP
Garwi, Kohistani
M
Garwi, Kohistani of Afghanistan
T
German2,6005.00 %78.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Guhjali, Wakhi18,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamWakhiP
Guhjali, Wakhi
 T
Gujar (Muslim traditions)3,700Y0.03 %0.03 %Y1 IslamGujariP
Gujar (Muslim traditions)
M
Gujar (Muslim traditions) of Afghanistan
T
Hazara2,945,000Y0.03 %0.03 %Y1 IslamHazaragiP
Hazara
M
Hazara of Afghanistan
T
Indus Kohistani41,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKohistani, IndusP
Indus Kohistani
M
Indus Kohistani of Afghanistan
T
Ishkashimi2,800Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamIshkashimiP
Ishkashimi
 T
Italian1,7000.20 %77.00 %3 ChristianityItalianP
Italian
  
Karakalpak2,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKarakalpakP
Karakalpak
M
Karakalpak of Afghanistan
T
Kazakh2,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKazakhP
Kazakh
 T
Khatri (Sikh traditions)2,4000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Other / SmallPunjabi, EasternP
Khatri (Sikh traditions)
M
Khatri (Sikh traditions) of Afghanistan
T
Kurd, Central239,0000.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamKurdish, CentralP
Kurd, Central
M
Kurd, Central of Afghanistan
T
Kyrgyz1,1000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKyrgyzP
Kyrgyz
M
Kyrgyz of Afghanistan
T
Moghal2,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDariP
Moghal
M
Moghal of Afghanistan
T
Munji6,200Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamMunji  T
Mussali2,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPunjabi, EasternP
Mussali
  
Narisati, Arandui14,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamGawar-Bati  T
Nuristani, Ashkuni43,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamAshkun  T
Nuristani, Bashgali, Kati30,000Y0.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamKatiP
Nuristani, Bashgali, Kati
M
Nuristani, Bashgali, Kati of Afghanistan
T
Nuristani, Grangali10,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamGrangaliP
Nuristani, Grangali
M
Nuristani, Grangali of Afghanistan
T
Nuristani, Kamviri19,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKamviri  T
Nuristani, Malakhel2,900Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDari  T
Nuristani, Prasuni8,600Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPrasuni  T
Nuristani, Tregami3,700Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTregami  T
Nuristani, Urmuri2,900Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, SouthernP
Nuristani, Urmuri
M
Nuristani, Urmuri of Afghanistan
T
Nuristani, Waigeli12,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamWaigaliP
Nuristani, Waigeli
M
Nuristani, Waigeli of Afghanistan
T
Pahlavani3,300Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDari  T
Parachi7,200Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamParachi  T
Parsee2,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 Other / SmallDariP
Parsee
 T
Parya, Laghmani300Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamParyaP
Parya, Laghmani
 T
Pashayi, Northeast81,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashai, Northeast  T
Pashayi, Northwest85,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashai, Northwest  T
Pashayi, Southeast193,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashai, SoutheastP
Pashayi, Southeast
M
Pashayi, Southeast of Afghanistan
T
Pashayi, Southwest107,000Y0.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamPashai, SouthwestP
Pashayi, Southwest
M
Pashayi, Southwest of Afghanistan
T
Pashtun, Northern6,629,000Y0.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamPashto, NorthernP
Pashtun, Northern
M
Pashtun, Northern of Afghanistan
T
Pashtun, Southern6,982,000Y0.02 %0.02 %Y1 IslamPashto, SouthernP
Pashtun, Southern
M
Pashtun, Southern of Afghanistan
T
Persian588,0000.10 %0.12 %Y1 IslamPersian, IranianP
Persian
 T
Punjabi5,3000.30 %1.00 %Y1 IslamPunjabi, EasternP
Punjabi
 T
Punjabi, Western33,0000.10 %0.20 %Y1 IslamPunjabi, WesternP
Punjabi, Western
M
Punjabi, Western of Afghanistan
T
Qizilbash265,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDariP
Qizilbash
 T
Romani, Balkan15,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamRomani, BalkanP
Romani, Balkan
M
Romani, Balkan of Afghanistan
T
Romani, Domari9,900Y0.00 %0.02 %Y1 IslamDomariP
Romani, Domari
 T
Russian8000.30 %31.00 %2 Non-ReligiousRussianP
Russian
  
Sanglechi2,500Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSanglechi M
Sanglechi of Afghanistan
T
Sau4,300Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSavi   
Shughni40,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamShughniP
Shughni
M
Shughni of Afghanistan
T
Shumashti1,400Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamShumashti M
Shumashti of Afghanistan
T
Sindhi21,0000.08 %0.08 %Y1 IslamSindhiP
Sindhi
M
Sindhi of Afghanistan
T
Tangshuri14,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDari  T
Tirahi5,100Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, Southern  T
Turk9,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkishP
Turk
  
Turkmen1,703,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTurkmenP
Turkmen
M
Turkmen of Afghanistan
T
Uyghur4,3000.05 %0.05 %Y1 IslamUyghurP
Uyghur
 T
Uzbek, Southern3,116,0000.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamUzbek, SouthernP
Uzbek, Southern
M
Uzbek, Southern of Afghanistan
T
Warduji7,200Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamWarduji   
Wotapuri-Katarqalai3,100Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPashto, Northern   
Total People Groups:   77 34,053,000 50     72     57 40 66
Unclassified / Other Individuals 116,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 34,169,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Afghanistan – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 72 93.5 % 34,035,000 99.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 1.3 % 800 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 1.3 % 1,700 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 2 2.6 % 3,600 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 1.3 % 12,000 0.0 %
Totals 77   34,053,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Afghanistan – Languages
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Language
Code
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Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Afghan Sign Languageafg11None
Aimaqaiq66None
Arabic, Tajiki Spokenabh11Need?
Ashkunask11None
Azerbaijani, Southazb11Complete
Balochi, Westernbgn11Portions
Brahuibrh11NT
Dariprs88Complete
Domarirmt11None
Englisheng20Complete
Gawar-Batigwt11None
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Grangalinli11None
Gujarigju11None
Hazaragihaz11None
Ishkashimiisk11Need?
Italianita10Complete
Kalamigwc11None
Kamvirixvi11None
Karakalpakkaa11NT
Katibsh11None
Kazakhkaz11Complete
Khowarkhw11None
Kohistani, Indusmvy11None
Kurdish, Centralckb11Complete
Kyrgyzkir11Complete
Munjimnj11None
Parachiprc11Need?
Paryapaq11None
Pashai, Northeastaee11None
Pashai, Northwestglh11None
Pashai, Southeastpsi11None
Pashai, Southwestpsh11None
Pashto, Northernpbu22Complete
Pashto, Southernpbt33Portions
Persian, Iranianpes11Complete
Prasuniprn11None
Punjabi, Easternpan33Complete
Punjabi, Westernpnb11NT
Romani, Balkanrmn11Complete
Russianrus10Complete
Sanglechisgy11None
Saraikiskr11NT
Savisdg11Need?
Shughnisgh11Portions
Shumashtists11None
Sindhisnd11Complete
Tregamitrm11None
Turkishtur11Complete
Turkmentuk11NT
Urduurd44Complete
Uyghuruig11NT
Uzbek, Southernuzs11Portions
Waigaliwbk11None
Wakhiwbl11Portions
Wardujiwrd11Need?
Totals: 56 77 72   27 15 26 51 9
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Afghanistan – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.0 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Afghanistan – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Afghanistan. Ministries in the Afghanistan section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Central Asia section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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Afghanistan – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 34,053,000
Percent Urbanization 26 %
Total People Groups 77
Unreached People Groups 72
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Pashto, Southern
Secondary National LanguageDari
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.1%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 3 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.468 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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