Narisati, Arandui in Afghanistan

Joshua Project has identified the Gawar-Bati Narisati, Arandui only in Afghanistan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Narisati, Arandi are primarily found in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Many live in mountain valleys in southern Chitral, Arandu, and several villages along the Kunar River south of Arandu. There are about eight or nine Narisati villages in the Kunar Valley.

What Are Their Lives Like?

These people are further divided into three subgroups, the Sniardai, Sultana, and Afghanis. The Arandui live in the southern part of northern Pakistan's Chitral district, which is situated among some of the world's largest mountain peaks; the lowest elevation in the area is 3,600 ft. This district is cut off from the rest of the country during six months of the year due to snow. Deep valleys and powerful rivers are mixed in between the mountainous slopes. Embroidery, finger rings, rugs, woodwork, and fruit are items common to the area.

What Are Their Beliefs?

This people group of Afghani origin is unreached with the gospel. Sunni Islam is the practiced religion and there are no known Christian believers among them. Gawar-Bati is their heart language in which they need resources. Many are bilingual in Pashto, in which there are Christian resources available.

People Name General Gawar-Bati Narisati, Arandui
People Name in Country Narisati, Arandui
Population in Afghanistan 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Arandui, Birkot, Gabr, Gawar-Bati, Narisati, Nursut
Country Afghanistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kunar Valley. 8 or 9 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gawar-Bati (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gawar-Bati 14,000
For Primary Language: Gawar-Bati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni

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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Christian Segments Percent
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Other Christian
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Roman Catholic
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Profile Source: The World Missions Atlas Project 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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