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Afghani, general in Türkiye (Turkey)

Afghani, general

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
185,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Afghani, general in Türkiye (Turkey)

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Introduction / History
Afghans are in Turkey because of constant war in Afghanistan. Some pass through Turkey on their way to Europe while a small number settles in this country that has a different language and culture.
The vast majority of the Afghans live in Afghanistan, but there is also a large diaspora that has gone to Europe. Others live in Turkey, a nation that Afghans pass through to get out of their war-torn country. Turkey is overwhelmed with refugees from both Syria and Afghanistan.

What are their lives like?
The Turkish government is trying to get rid of the Afghans, sometimes forcing them to return to Afghanistan or go to Iran or Pakistan.
The Afghans who settle in Turkey usually have some money and education, but because of their lack of local language skills, they are often underemployed. The more fortunate among them are able to find professional jobs. The less fortunate are forced to return to their country, which is being destroyed by the Taliban regime.

What are their beliefs?
The majority of Afghans in Turkey are Sunni Muslims, though there are Shia Muslims among the Hazaras among them. All Muslims believe in Allah, the sovereign God of the universe. They are supposed to depend on him and worship him alone, but many Tajiks also look to spirits like the jinns when they are in need.

What are their needs?
Most Afghans who have gone to Turkey are looking for ways to make an honest living without the hindrance of a destructive government. They usually arrive with some money and education, but they need language skills to be useful in Turkish society.

Prayer Points
Ask God to raise up prayer teams that will break up the soil through worship and intercession for the Afghans in Turkey.
Ask God to grant wisdom and favor to mission agencies that are focusing on Afghan refugees.
Ask God to encourage and protect the small number of Afghan believers. Pray that they may display the fruit of the Holy Spirit in such a way that Muslims in Turkey will be drawn to the savior.
Ask the Lord to raise up Afghan Christ followers who will make strong disciples.


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Country: Türkiye (Turkey)
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:41 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
  Peoples [3]
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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: 185,000
Population all Countries: 919,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Pashtun
People Name General: Afghani, general
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dari (185,000 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
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Film / VideoGod's Love Story
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dari
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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Afghani, general in Türkiye (Turkey)

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