Guhjali, Wakhi in Tajikistan

Population

15,200

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Wakhi

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The Wakhi live on both sides of China's remote border with Pakistan. Other Wakhi are located in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Marco Polo described the area when he passed through more than 700 years ago: "...No birds fly here because of the height and the cold. ... The inhabitants live very high up in the mountains. They are idolaters and utter savages, living entirely by the chase and dressed in the skins of beasts." Although the Wakhi have been Shi'a Muslims for centuries, they have retained many animistic rituals.

Ministry Obstacles

The Wakhi probably have much misinformation about what it means to know and follow Christ. Pray for enlightened thinking.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed for the Wakhi. Pray the Lord will soften the ground for future missionaries.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Although there are no known Christian believers among the Wakhi, pray for those that will one day emerge. Pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers for them. Pray for the Scriptures to be made available to them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for this remote people group, that they will be able to find their way in the 21st century. Pray they make the necessary adjustments to a rapidly changing world.

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Country Tajikistan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Gorno-Badakhshan, Pamir Mountains
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People Name General Guhjali
People Name in Country Guhjali, Wakhi
ROP3 Code 103535
Joshua Project People ID 18693
Indigenous Yes
Population in Tajikistan 15,200
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Khik, Vakhan, Wakhani, Wakhigi, Wakhs,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Wakhi 15,222
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Affinity Bloc Persian-Median
People Cluster Tajik
People Name General Guhjali
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%
Photo Source: Operation China, Paul Hattaway Copyrighted ©: Yes Used with permission
Video Source: Asia Harvest
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