Country: Afghanistan

Number of People Groups

77

People Groups Unreached

72 (93.5%)

Total Population

33,443,000

Unreached Population

33,425,000 (99.9%)

% Professing Christian

0.1%

% Evangelical

0.03 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Afshari 13,000 372,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.04 % 0.04 %
 Aimaq, Char 295,000 295,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aimaq, Firozkohi 292,000 292,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aimaq, Hazara 227,000 236,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aimaq, Jamshidi 129,000 158,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aimaq, Taimani 584,000 584,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aimaq, Timuri 146,000 341,000 Aimaq Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 11,000 186,662,000 English Christianity 84.50 % 30.00 %
 Ansari 2,100 16,247,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Tajiki 15,000 16,000 Arabic, Tajiki Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 %
 Arora (Hindu traditions) 1,300 4,065,000 Saraiki Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baloch, Western 407,000 1,174,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Bania (Muslim traditions) 5,600 5,600 Urdu Islam 0.23 % 0.20 %
 Brahmin 3,200 64,714,000 Urdu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahui, Kur Galli 281,000 2,635,000 Brahui Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 British 1,000 49,948,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 6.00 %
 Changar 2,700 334,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darwazi, Badakhshani 14,000 14,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Afghan Sign Language Islam 0.05 % 0.00 %
 Garwi, Kohistani 1,700 1,700 Kalami Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 German 2,500 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 5.00 %
 Guhjali, Wakhi 18,000 98,000 Wakhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gujar (Muslim traditions) 3,700 5,085,000 Gujari Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
 Gypsy, Domari 9,700 3,365,000 Domari Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Hazara 2,891,000 3,500,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
 Indus Kohistani 41,000 41,000 Kohistani, Indus Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ishkashimi 2,700 3,500 Ishkashimi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Italian 1,700 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 77.00 % 0.20 %
Jakata, Jati 1,400 73,000 Jakati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 2,800 695,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 2,800 14,062,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 2,400 331,000 Panjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Central 235,000 5,207,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Kyrgyz 1,100 4,737,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moghal 2,000 2,885,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Munji 6,100 6,100 Munji Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mussali 2,800 2,500,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Narisati, Arandui 14,000 14,000 Gawar-Bati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nuristani, Ashkuni 42,000 42,000 Ashkun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nuristani, Bashgali, Kati 29,000 33,000 Kati Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Nuristani, Grangali 9,800 9,800 Grangali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nuristani, Kamviri 19,000 19,000 Kamviri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nuristani, Malakhel 2,800 2,800 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nuristani, Prasuni 8,400 8,400 Prasuni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nuristani, Tregami 3,700 3,700 Tregami Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nuristani, Urmuri 2,800 2,800 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nuristani, Waigeli 12,000 12,000 Waigali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Pahlavani 3,200 3,200 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Parachi 7,000 7,000 Parachi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Parsee 2,000 162,000 Dari Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Parya, Laghmani 300 5,300 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Pashayi, Northeast 80,000 80,000 Pashayi, Northeast Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Pashayi, Northwest 14,000 14,000 Pashayi, Northwest Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashayi, Southeast 189,000 189,000 Pashayi, Southeast Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashayi, Southwest 105,000 105,000 Pashayi, Southwest Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Northern 6,508,000 43,346,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Pashtun, Southern 6,855,000 7,176,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Persian 577,000 36,852,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.12 % 0.10 %
 Punjabi 5,200 2,574,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Punjabi, Western 32,000 32,000 Panjabi, Western Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Qizilbash 260,000 260,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Romani, Balkan, Zargari 15,000 1,288,000 Romani, Balkan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Russian 2,000 130,000,000 Russian Non-Religious 31.00 % 0.30 %
Sanglechi 2,400 4,000 Sanglechi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sau 4,200 4,200 Savi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shughni 39,000 158,000 Shughni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Shumashti 1,400 1,400 Shumashti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sindhi 21,000 233,000 Sindhi Islam 0.08 % 0.08 %
 Tajik, Afghan 8,135,000 8,698,000 Dari Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Tangshuri 14,000 14,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tirahi 11,000 11,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 9,300 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen, Turkomani 1,672,000 9,240,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uyghur 4,200 11,907,000 Uyghur Islam 0.05 % 0.05 %
 Uzbek, Southern 3,060,000 3,095,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Warduji 7,000 7,000 Warduji Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Wotapuri-Katarqalai 3,000 3,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  77 33,443,000       72   0.06 % 0.03 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 104,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 33,547,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
99.8 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.5 %
Independent
35.7 %
Orthodox
4.1 %
Other Christian
12.2 %
Protestant
17.9 %
Roman Catholic
22.7 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Afghanistan
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  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
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  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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