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Afghani, general in New Zealand

Afghani, general

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,800 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Afghani, general in New Zealand

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Introduction / History
Afghans have been facing wars and mayhem since 1980, and it seems that the situation will continue indefinitely. For this reason, those who can have moved to other parts of the world like New Zealand. Afghans refers to people from the nation state we call Afghanistan, but it is made up of many Central Asian ethnic groups. The largest is the Pashtuns, also known as the Pathans. They hold the most power in Afghanistan. However, there are many from less powerful ethnic groups who have had to flee the country. For example, there are the Hazaras, who look different, and they are Shi 'ite rather than Sunni Muslim. Hazaras are often persecuted, and have to leave the country for that reason. Tajiks are another ethnic group from Afghanistan that tries to escape the ongoing violence.

Where are they located?
In New Zealand, you are most likely to find Afghans in Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington, or Palmerston North.

What are their lives like?
As of 2000, there has been an Afghan Association of New Zealand whose goal is to help recent Afghans adjust to life in New Zealand. They are also trying to help the various Afghan communities and ethnic groups to get along with one another. Another one of their goals is to help them maintain their culture and their Islamic faith. Afghans in New Zealand are trying to start a new life, and they understand that education is important to reach that goal.

What are their beliefs?
Most Afghans in New Zealand are Sunni Muslims except for the Hazaras who are Shi 'ite Muslim. Some are secularized, sometimes because they are disillusioned by the excesses of the Islamic religion.

What are their needs?
Afghans in New Zealand need language training and opportunities to learn marketable skills in urban New Zealand.

Prayer Points
Pray for spiritual hunger leading to spiritual searching.
Pray for believers in New Zealand to reach out to the Afghans with the love and kindness of Jesus Christ.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among the Afghan community in New Zealand.


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Country: New Zealand
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Afghani, general
People Name General: Afghani, general
ROP3 Code: 115238
Joshua Project People ID: 19314
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 3,800
Population all Countries: 918,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Pashtun
People Name General: Afghani, general
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Dari (3,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): prs    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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1974
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2008
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dari
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