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Guhjali, Wakhi in Tajikistan

Guhjali, Wakhi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
33,000 Wakhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available Not available   

Guhjali, Wakhi in Tajikistan

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Summary
The Wakhi live on both sides of China's remote border with Pakistan. Other Wakhi are located in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Marco Polo described the area when he passed through more than 700 years ago: "...No birds fly here because of the height and the cold. ... The inhabitants live very high up in the mountains. They are idolaters and utter savages, living entirely by the chase and dressed in the skins of beasts." Although the Wakhi have been Shi'a Muslims for centuries, they have retained many animistic rituals.

Ministry Obstacles
The Wakhi probably have much misinformation about what it means to know and follow Christ. Pray for enlightened thinking.

Outreach Ideas
Sustained, focused prayer is needed for the Wakhi. Pray the Lord will soften the ground for future missionaries.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Although there are no known Christian believers among the Wakhi, pray for those that will one day emerge. Pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers for them. Pray for the Scriptures to be made available to them.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for this remote people group, that they will be able to find their way in the 21st century. Pray they make the necessary adjustments to a rapidly changing world.

Scripture Focus
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

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Country: Tajikistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Central Asia
Persecution Rank:35 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Kuhistoni Badakhshon region, Pamir mountains.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Guhjali, Wakhi
People Name General: Guhjali, Wakhi
Alternate People Names:
GuhjaliKhik
VakhanWakhani
WakhigiWakhs
गुहजली
ROP3 Code: 103535
Joshua Project People ID: 18693
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 33,000
Population all Countries: 111,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Tajik
People Name General: Guhjali, Wakhi
Ethnic Code: CNT24z
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Language
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Primary Language: Wakhi (33,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): wbl    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2001
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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