Munji in Afghanistan

Joshua Project has identified the Munji only in Afghanistan

Population

6,140

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: The World Missions Atlas Project


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.




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Country Afghanistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Northeastern Afghanistan, Badakhshan Province, in the Munjan Valley and Mamalgha Valley
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People Name General Munji
People Name in Country Munji
ROP3 Code 106912
Joshua Project People ID 13878
Indigenous Yes
Population in Afghanistan 6,140
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Munjiwar, Munji-Yidgha,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Munji: Southern Munji 6,141
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kashmiri
People Name General Munji
Ethnic Code CNT24z
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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