Bashgali in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Bashgali only in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Bashgali reside in the Northwest Frontier Province, an area of much turmoil. Since ancient times the region has been invaded by numerous groups including Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Kushans, Huns, Arabs, Turks, Mongols, Mughals, Sikhs, and the British. In ancient times the region was a major center of Buddhism, but of course today is very strongly Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles

The NWFP is quite dangerous for any kind of Christian presence.

Outreach Ideas

Persistent prayer is needed for all people groups in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. Spiritual battles are intense.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There likely are no followers of Jesus among the Bashgali tribe. But pray for those the Lord will one day call to himself. Pray for their protection in a dangerous region, and pray for Scripture and other resources to help them grow into Christ-likeness.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for peace in the Northwest Frontier Province, and for the Bashgali community to be able to send their children to school.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Bashgali
People Name in Country Bashgali
Population in Pakistan 15,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General Bashgali
Ethnic Code CNN23#
Country Pakistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kati (4,300) Khowar (3,100) Kalasha (2,900) Dameli (2,800)
Palula (1,000) Kamviri (400) Pashto, Northern (200) Urdu (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kati 4,300 Khowar 3,100
Kalasha 2,900 Dameli 2,800
Palula 1,000 Kamviri 400
Pashto, Northern 200 Urdu 200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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