Munji in Afghanistan

Joshua Project has identified the Munji only in Afghanistan
Population
6,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Munji are of the Kashmiri people cluster and are, for the most part, only found in Afghanistan. They reside in northeastern Afghanistan in the Munjan and Mamalgha Valleys. This is a very remote area of Afghanistan and is separated by a mountain pass. Some have fled to Chitral, Pakistan, but plan to return to Afghanistan when it becomes more peaceful.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are also called the Munjiwar, Munjhan, Munjani, or the Munji-Yidgha. They speak Southern Munji. The Munji population is between ten to fifteen percent literate.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Munji are Muslims. There are few if any believers or churches among them. There are no resources available to them in Southern Munji and no known groups working among them.


Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-14
People Name General Munji
People Name in Country Munji
Population in Afghanistan 6,000
World Population 6,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Munjiwar, Munji-Yidgha
People ID 13878
ROP3 Code 106912
Country Afghanistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Badakhshan province: Kuran wa Munjan district, Mamalgha and Munjan valleys.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Afghanistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Badakhshan province: Kuran wa Munjan district, Mamalgha and Munjan valleys..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Munji (6,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mnj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Primary Dialect: Southern Munji
Dialect Code: 14417   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Munji (6,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mnj   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Southern Munji
Dialect Code: 14417   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Munji

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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: The World Missions Atlas Project 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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