Sanglechi in Afghanistan

Population

2,330

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-21
People Name General Sanglechi
People Name in Country Sanglechi
Population in Afghanistan 2,330
World Population 3,900
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Eshkashimi, Ishkashimi
Affinity Bloc Persian-Median
People Cluster Tajik
People Name General Sanglechi
Ethnic Code CNT24z
Country Afghanistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
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

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.


Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sanglechi (2,300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sanglechi 2,300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-21

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Get Involved
Register ministry activity for this group

Copyright © 2014 Joshua Project.  A ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission.