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Munji in Afghanistan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,300 Munji Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Munji in Afghanistan

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Introduction / History
The Munji are of the Kashmiri people cluster and are, for the most part, only found in Afghanistan. They reside in northeastern Afghanistan in the Munjan and Mamalgha Valleys. This is a very remote area of Afghanistan and is separated by a mountain pass. Some have fled to Chitral, Pakistan, but plan to return to Afghanistan when it becomes more peaceful.

What are their lives like?
They are also called the Munjiwar, Munjhan, Munjani, or the Munji-Yidgha. They speak Southern Munji. The Munji population is between ten to fifteen percent literate.

What are their beliefs?
The Munji are Muslims. There are few if any believers or churches among them. There are no resources available to them in Southern Munji and no known groups working among them.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-14
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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:Badakhshan province: Kuran wa Munjan district, Mamalgha and Munjan valleys.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Munji
People Name General: Munji
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106912
Joshua Project People ID: 13878
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,300
Population all Countries: 7,300
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Munji
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Munji (7,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mnj    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Southern Munji
Dialect Code:14417
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
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Munji in Afghanistan

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, Central    
      Munji Afghanistan    
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            Munji in Afghanistan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Munji  
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