Bashgali in Pakistan

Joshua Project has identified the Bashgali only in Pakistan






Largest Religion

Main Language



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 16,000
World Population 16,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General Bashgali
Ethnic Code CNN23#
People ID 19424
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (16,000)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (16,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest 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
For Primary Language: Kati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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