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Narisati, Arandui in Afghanistan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
42,000 Gawar-Bati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Narisati, Arandui in Afghanistan

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Introduction / History
The Narisati, Arandi are primarily found in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Many live in mountain valleys in southern Chitral, Arandu, and several villages along the Kunar River south of Arandu. There are about eight or nine Narisati villages in the Kunar Valley.

What are their lives like?
These people are further divided into three subgroups, the Sniardai, Sultana, and Afghanis. The Arandui live in the southern part of northern Pakistan's Chitral district, which is situated among some of the world's largest mountain peaks; the lowest elevation in the area is 3,600 ft. This district is cut off from the rest of the country during six months of the year due to snow. Deep valleys and powerful rivers are mixed in between the mountainous slopes. Embroidery, finger rings, rugs, woodwork, and fruit are items common to the area.

What are their beliefs?
This people group of Afghani origin is unreached with the gospel. Sunni Islam is the practiced religion and there are no known Christian believers among them. Gawar-Bati is their heart language in which they need resources. Many are bilingual in Pashto, in which there are Christian resources available.

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Country: Afghanistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:9 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Konar province: Konar river valley. 8 or 9 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Narisati, Arandui
People Name General: Narisati, Arandui
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103257
Joshua Project People ID: 11835
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 42,000
Population all Countries: 42,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Narisati, Arandui
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gawar-Bati (42,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gwt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Narisati, Arandui in Afghanistan

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      Narisati, Arandui Afghanistan    
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