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Hazara in United Arab Emirates


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
96,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Hazara in United Arab Emirates

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Introduction / History
The Hazaras are from central Afghanistan, and they stand out as different than the other peoples of that country. They are among the only Shi 'ite Muslims in Afghanistan, which sometimes puts them at odds with the Sunni Muslim majority.

Unlike other peoples of Afghanistan, the Hazaras have Asian facial features. This suggests that they are descent from Mongol soldiers left behind by Genghis Khan in the 1200s.

Persecution has shaped and defined the Hazaras, particularly over the last 200 years. More than half were massacred in 1893. Later fundamentalist governments, including the Taliban, attempted to deny their historical, political, and cultural worth. They have been physically attacked and denied political power, though they are among the largest minorities in Afghanistan. Under these circumstances, many have fled to places like the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Where are they located?
Most of the people of the UAE are non-citizens, including the Hazaras, who migrated from Afghanistan or Pakistan. Most likely the Hazaras live in Dubai, the economic capital of the UAE.

What are their lives like?
Hazaras in the UAE are from many walks of life. Some are unskilled workers, while others have high-paying jobs. There are many notable Hazaras who are well educated.

What are their beliefs?
The majority of the people of the UAE are Sunni Muslim, but there is a strong Shi 'ite minority, which includes the Hazara people. Though they are less numerous than the Sunni Muslim majority, there are peaceful relations between the two religious communities in the UAE.

What are their needs?
The Hazaras need a peaceful place to raise their families and earn a good living. They also need a place where they can safely hear about Jesus and follow Him.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Hazaras to find safe refuge and good jobs in the UAE.
Pray for the Hazaras in the UAE to have the chance to hear about Jesus and respond to His invitation to become part of the Kingdom of God.
Pray for a church planting movement among the Hazaras in the UAE.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.


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Country: United Arab Emirates
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window: Yes
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Hazara
People Name General: Hazara
Alternate People Names:
Afghan PersianBehsud
BerberiDai Kundi
Dai MiradadDai Zangi
Ghazni HazarasJaguri
ROP3 Code: 103743
Joshua Project People ID: 12076
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 96,000
Population all Countries: 4,450,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Hazara
Ethnic Code: MSY41z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hazaragi (96,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): haz    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: 2008-2015
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hazaragi
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Hazara in United Arab Emirates

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      Hazara United Arab Emirates    
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