Tirahi in Afghanistan

Joshua Project has identified the Tirahi only in Afghanistan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Tirahi people are of the Kashmiri people cluster. They are found in the village of Nangarhar, southeast of Jalalabad and west of the Khyber Pass.

Some speak Tirahi, which is an almost extinct language. Only a few of the Tirahi, mostly the elderly, still speak Tirhai.

The Tirahi are Muslims. Some Christian audio recordings have been translated into their language.

People Name General Tirahi
People Name in Country Tirahi
Population in Afghanistan 11,000
World Population 11,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kashmiri
People Name General Tirahi
Ethnic Code CNN25i
People ID 15500
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 Kandahar area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Pashto, Southern Tirahi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Pashto, Southern Tirahi
For Primary Language: Pashto, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2011)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
Pashto Radio Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
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 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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