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Qasilbash in Pakistan


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Map source: Omid / Joshua Project
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,300 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Qasilbash in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Qasilbash are bilingual Persian and Turkic-speaking Azerbaijani background, united in their belief in Twelver Shia Islam. Kizilbash are Azeri Turks tribes mainly from Anatolia and Azerbaijan. The main different between Qasilbash Oghuz tribes and other Turkic people is that they are Shia Turkic people. Therefore, the name Qasilbash is usually applied to them only. Some of these tribes were subdivided into clans.

What are their lives like?
Despite their strong military history, the Qasilbash are not likely to be in Pakistan’s military today, but they hold power. They are often urban professionals: doctors, teachers, engineers, and lawyers. Though they are no longer cohesive as a people, they hold onto their ethnic pride.

What are their beliefs?
The Qasilbash are Shia Muslims who hold to some unusual beliefs. They regarded their rulers as divine figures and are considered by orthodox Shias as fanatics.

What are their needs?
The Qasilbash community needs to put their hope in Jesus Christ rather than their ancestral history or their rulers.

Prayer Points
Pray that God will raise up laborers who are willing to reach the Qizilbash for Christ, no matter what the cost. Pray for a church planting movement among the Qizilbash people in Pakistan and Afghanistan. • Pray for a desire for spiritual truth and holiness that will open Qasilbash hearts to the king of Kings.


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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:4,300
Largest Provinces:
Balochistan (2,500)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (900)
Sindh (800)Islamabad (70)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Qasilbash
People Name General: Qasilbash
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 108231
Joshua Project People ID: 14498
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,300
Population all Countries: 310,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Turkish
People Name General: Qasilbash
Ethnic Code: MSY41
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dari (4,300 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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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
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Audio RecordingsStoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dari
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 7 - Golgotha
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Dari Version
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Qasilbash in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    Turkish     Asia, South    
      Qasilbash Pakistan    
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