Country: Afghanistan

Number of People Groups

70

People Groups Unreached

68 (97.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

42,135,000

Population in Unreached

42,133,000 (100.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.02%

% Evangelical

0.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.0%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Afghan, Tajik 11,670,000 12,097,000 Dari Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 233
 Afshari 16,000 417,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 1
 Aimaq 1,730,000 2,257,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 35
 Americans, U.S. 500 196,885,000 English Christianity 84.50 % 30.00 % -
 Ansari 2,600 17,670,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Tajiki 19,000 21,000 Arabic, Tajiki Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 1
 Arora (Hindu traditions) 1,700 4,862,000 Saraiki Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 14,000 9,063,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Western 507,000 1,364,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 10
 Bangali Muslim Moghal 2,500 3,479,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania (Muslim traditions) 7,000 7,000 Urdu Islam 0.23 % 0.20 % 1
 Brahmin 4,000 34,839,000 Urdu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahui 350,000 686,000 Brahui Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 7
 Changgar 3,300 386,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darwazi, Badakhshani 17,000 17,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 422,000 49,661,000 Afghan Sign Language Islam 0.05 % 8
 Garwi, Kohistani 2,100 2,100 Gawri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gujar (Muslim traditions) 20,000 5,752,000 Gujari Islam 0.03 % 0.03 % 1
 Hazara 3,631,000 4,449,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.03 % 0.03 % 73
 Ishkashimi 3,400 5,200 Ishkashimi Islam 0.06 % 0.06 % 1
 Kalash (Chitrali) 11,000 39,000 Khowar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 3,500 924,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 3,500 16,737,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 3,000 362,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khik (Wakhi) 22,000 124,000 Wakhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  70 42,135,000         68 0.02 % 0.01 % 879 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 105,000                
  UN Country Population (2023) 42,240,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Badakhshan 1,439,000
Badghis 751,000
Baghlan 1,382,000
Balkh 2,042,000
Bamyan 676,000
Daykundi 706,000
Farah 768,000
Faryab 1,514,000
Ghazni 1,861,000
Ghor 1,044,000
Hilmand 1,975,000
Hirat 2,902,000
Jawzjan 821,000
Kabul 6,878,000
Kandahar 1,892,000
Kapisa 668,000
Khost 870,000
Kunar 682,000
Kunduz 1,544,000
Laghman 675,000
Logar 593,000
Nangarhar 2,315,000
Nimroz 250,000
Nuristan 224,000
Paktika 1,060,000
Paktya 781,000
Panjshir 232,000
Parwan 1,007,000
Samangan 587,000
Sari Pul 848,000
Takhar 1,172,000
Uruzgan 547,000
Wardak 903,000
Zabul 525,000
Provinces:  34 42,134,000
UN Country Population 42,240,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afghan Sign Language afg 1 1 Translation Needed
Aimaq aiq 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Tajiki abh 1 1 Translation Needed
Ashkun ask 1 1 Unspecified
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete Bible
Balochi, Western bgn 1 1 Bible Portions
Brahui brh 1 1 New Testament
Dari prs 9 9 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Gawar-Bati gwt 1 1 Unspecified
Gawri gwc 1 1 Bible Portions
Grangali nli 1 1 Translation Needed
Gujari gju 1 1 Unspecified
Hazaragi haz 1 1 Bible Portions
Ishkashimi isk 1 1 Translation Needed
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 Complete Bible
Kateviri bsh 1 1 Unspecified
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khowar khw 1 1 Bible Portions
Kohistani, Indus mvy 1 1 Bible Portions
Komviri xvi 1 1 Unspecified
Kurdish, Central ckb 1 1 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Munji mnj 1 1 Unspecified
Parachi prc 1 1 Translation Needed
Parya paq 1 1 Unspecified
Pashai, Northeast aee 1 1 Unspecified
Pashai, Northwest glh 1 1 Unspecified
Pashai, Southeast psi 1 1 Translation Needed
Pashai, Southwest psh 1 1 Unspecified
Pashto, Northern pbu 2 2 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 4 4 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Prasuni prn 1 1 Unspecified
Punjabi, Eastern pan 3 3 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Western pnb 1 1 New Testament
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Sanglechi sgy 1 1 Unspecified
Saraiki skr 1 1 Unspecified
Savi sdg 1 1 Unspecified
Shughni sgh 1 1 Bible Portions
Shumashti sts 1 1 Unspecified
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Tregami trm 1 1 Translation Needed
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 4 4 Complete Bible
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 Bible Portions
Waigali wbk 1 1 Unspecified
Wakhi wbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 53 70 68   19 20 29 47 15
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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Afghanistan. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Afghanistan
  • Christian ministry in Afghanistan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Afghanistan Statistics
People Groups 70
Unreached People Groups 68  (97.1%)
Population 42,135,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 42,133,000  (100.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 879
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 27%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AF
Official Language(s) Pashto, SouthernDari
Literacy Rate 43%
Estimated Illiterate Population 24,017,000
Persecution Ranking 10 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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