Munji in Afghanistan

Joshua Project has identified the Munji only in Afghanistan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Munji are of the Kashmiri people cluster and are, for the most part, only found in Afghanistan. They reside in northeastern Afghanistan in the Munjan and Mamalgha Valleys. This is a very remote area of Afghanistan and is separated by a mountain pass. Some have fled to Chitral, Pakistan, but plan to return to Afghanistan when it becomes more peaceful.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are also called the Munjiwar, Munjhan, Munjani, or the Munji-Yidgha. They speak Southern Munji. The Munji population is between ten to fifteen percent literate.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Munji are Muslims. There are few if any believers or churches among them. There are no resources available to them in Southern Munji and no known groups working among them.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-14
People Name General Munji
People Name in Country Munji
Population in Afghanistan 6,100
World Population 6,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Munjiwar, Munji-Yidgha
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kashmiri
People Name General Munji
Ethnic Code CNT24z
People ID 13878
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 Northeastern Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province, in the Munjan Valley and Mamalgha Valley.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Munji: Southern Munji (6,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Munji: Southern Munji 6,100
For Primary Language: Munji

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

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
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0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: The World Missions Atlas Project 
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