Country: Afghanistan

Number of People Groups

78

People Groups Unreached

74

Total Population

32,405,000

Unreached Population

32,288,000

% Christian Adherent

0.1%

% Evangelical

0.0 %

Largest Religion

Islam (99.7%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afshari 12,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Aimaq, Char 285,000 Aimaq Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Aimaq, Firozkohi 282,000 Aimaq Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Aimaq, Hazara 220,000 Aimaq Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Aimaq, Jamshidi 125,000 Aimaq Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Aimaq, Taimani 564,000 Aimaq Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Aimaq, Timuri 141,000 Aimaq Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 33,000 English Christianity 84.5 % 30.0 %
 Ansari 2,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Tajiki 15,000 Arabic, Tajiki Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Arora, Hindu 1,300 Seraiki Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Baloch, Western 393,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bania, Muslim 5,400 Urdu Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Brahman 3,100 Urdu Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Brahui, Kur Galli 271,000 Brahui Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Changar 2,600 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Darwazi, Badakhshani 14,000 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Afghan Sign Language Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Garwi, Kohistani 1,600 Kalami Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 German 2,400 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 5.0 %
 Guhjali, Wakhi 17,000 Wakhi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gujur Rajasthani 3,600 Gujari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gypsy, Domari 9,400 Domari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Hazara 2,793,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Indus Kohistani 39,000 Kohistani, Indus Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ishkashimi 2,700 Ishkashimi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Italian 1,600 Italian Christianity 77.0 % 0.2 %
Jakata, Jati 1,400 Jakati Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karakalpak 2,700 Karakalpak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kazakh 2,700 Kazakh Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Khatri, Sikh 2,300 Panjabi, Eastern O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Central 227,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kyrgyz 1,100 Kyrgyz Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Moghal 1,900 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mongolian 300 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Munji 5,900 Munji Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mussali 2,700 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Narisati, Arandui 14,000 Gawar-Bati Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nuristani, Ashkuni 41,000 Ashkun Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nuristani, Bashgali, Kati 29,000 Kati Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Nuristani, Grangali 9,500 Grangali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nuristani, Kamviri 18,000 Kamviri Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nuristani, Malakhel 2,700 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nuristani, Prasuni 8,100 Prasuni Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Nuristani, Tregami 3,600 Tregami Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nuristani, Urmuri 2,700 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nuristani, Waigeli 12,000 Waigali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Pahlavani 3,100 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Parachi 6,800 Parachi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Parsee 1,900 Dari O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Parya, Laghmani 300 Parya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Pashayi, Northeast 77,000 Pashayi, Northeast Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Pashayi, Northwest 14,000 Pashayi, Northwest Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pashayi, Southeast 183,000 Pashayi, Southeast Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pashayi, Southwest 102,000 Pashayi, Southwest Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pashtun, Northern 6,287,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pashtun, Southern 6,622,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 557,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Punjabi 5,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Punjabi, Western 31,000 Panjabi, Western Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Qizilbash 251,000 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Romani, Balkan, Zargari 14,000 Romani, Balkan Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Russian 1,900 Russian Non-Religious 31.0 % 0.3 %
Sanglechi 2,300 Sanglechi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sau 4,100 Savi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shughni 38,000 Shughni Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Shumashti 1,400 Shumashti Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sindhi 20,000 Sindhi Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Tajik, Afghan 7,858,000 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tangshuri 14,000 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tatar 500 Tatar Islam 0.5 % 0.0 %
Tirahi 11,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 9,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen, Turkomani 1,615,000 Turkmen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uyghur, Kashgar 4,100 Uyghur Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Uzbek, Southern 2,956,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Warduji 6,800 Warduji Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Wotapuri-Katarqalai 2,700 Language Unknown Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  78 32,327,000 74     0.1 % 0.0 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
99.7 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.8 %
Independent
29.4 %
Orthodox
3.1 %
Other Christian
17.4 %
Protestant
23.4 %
Roman Catholic
24.3 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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