Sanglechi in Afghanistan

Population

2,450

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

This is a people very proud of their unique culture and language. However, they are quite hospitable to foreigners and are by and large fairly knowledgable in the Russian or Tajik languages.


Where are they Located?

The vast majority live in one city: Ishkashim. This is in high elevation at the southern tip of Tajikistan on the Afghanistan border on the west end of the Wakhan Valley.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their lives are largely agrarian; although some have other jobs in the city. Many of the men seek employment by traveling to Russia. The women dress very modestly with long dresses and head scarves. They live in clay-block houses and drink much tea. For breakfast they may have bread in a bowl of tea-milk with butter.


What are Their Beliefs?

Islam mixed with Zoroastrianism and other traditional beliefs is the basis of their religion. However, they would claim all of their beliefs are part of Muslim culture. Secular humanism affects some of them, from the media.


What are Their Needs?

Their greatest need is for God-honoring messengers to bring them the gospel.


Prayer Points

* Pray for people to be willing to establish churches there.
* Pray for the people to come to an understanding of the gospel.
* Pray for the believers to be able to cope with political or spiritual persecution.



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Country Afghanistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Sanglechi: 6 villages in the Sanglech Valley. Ishkashimi: 6 villages (not in the Sanglech Valley), and most of those villages have people whose L1 is not Ishkashimi
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People Name General Sanglechi
People Name in Country Sanglechi
ROP3 Code 108647
Joshua Project People ID 14727
Indigenous Yes
Population in Afghanistan 2,450
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Eshkashimi, Ishkashimi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sanglechi 2,448
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Affinity Bloc Persian-Median
People Cluster Tajik
People Name General Sanglechi
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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