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Pashtun, Northern in Australia

Pashtun, Northern

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,700 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Pashtun, Northern in Australia

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Introduction / History
In the 1860s, during the days of the British Empire, the British hired Afghans and Pakistanis to take camel caravans through the deserts of Australia. These were the first Afghans to arrive in Australia. Before 1979, there were a few Afghan students in Australia, but most arrived after the Soviet invasion of their country. Afghans were arriving in larger numbers during the 1990s, and some are still coming there today.

Where are they located?
Afghans in Australia usually live in urban centers, especially Melbourne and Sydney. A smaller number live in Brisbane or Perth.

What are their lives like?
The Pashtuns who live in Australia are usually professional people with skills in medicine, engineering, teaching, or business. They are eager to live their lives in a peaceful land without the hindrance of war and destruction.

What are their beliefs?
Members of the Islamic religion are very difficult to influence. Pashtuns who decide to follow Christ are likely to be banished from their families. Consequently, there have been very few spiritual inroads among the Pashtuns wherever they live, including Australia.

What are their needs?
Pashtuns need the Holy Spirit to do what only He can do: Open their eyes so they can see Jesus as he really is.

Prayer Points
* Pray for peace in the hearts of the Pashtun people in Australia.
* Pray that God will encourage and protect the small number of Pashtun believers wherever they live.
* Ask God to soften the hearts of the Pashtuns towards believers so that they will be open to the gospel.
* Pray for an unstoppable disciple making movement among the Pashtuns that will affect their communities in Australia and beyond.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14256/AS
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14256/AF
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashtun_diaspora
http://gandhara.rferl.org/a/marriage-pashtun-diaspora-women/26942128.html
https://wn.com/pashtun_diaspora
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Australians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcq9cIItnCc
https://www.facebook.com/Pashtun2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashtuns

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Country: Australia
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Pashtun, Northern
People Name General: Pashtun, Northern
Alternate People Names:
AfghanEastern Pashto
Eastern PathanKhan Saheb
KhansMusalman
PaktoonsPashtun, Western
PathanPushtun
Pushtun AfghanSafi
ShafiWestern Pathan
पश्तून, नॉर्दर्न
ROP3 Code: 107909
Joshua Project People ID: 14256
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 8,700
Population all Countries: 28,583,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Pashtun
People Name General: Pashtun, Northern
Ethnic Code: CNT24a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Pashto, Northern (8,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pbu    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: 1824-2010
New Testament:
1818-1991
Complete Bible: 1895
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Pashto, Northern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
GeneralGeneral Ministry Resources
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterMulti-Language Media
 
 
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Pashtun, Northern in Australia

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