Parachi in Afghanistan

Joshua Project has identified the Parachi only in Afghanistan
Population
7,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Parachi people are of the Pathan people cluster. They are mostly found in Afghanistan in villages in Nijrau and Tagau, Pachaghan, Shutul north of Kabul, Ghujulan, and in the Hindu Kush Valley near Kabul.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They speak Parachi, which is similar to Ormuri. Parachi was spoken in the Panshir Valley, but most who live there now speak Tajiki Persian. Almost all Parachi speakers are bilingual. The literacy rate in their primary language is less than one percent, while the literacy rate in their second language is between five and fifteen percent.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims. There are few, if any, known believers or churches among them. At this time, there are no known groups working among these people.


People Name General Parachi
People Name in Country Parachi
Population in Afghanistan 7,000
World Population 7,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 14311
ROP3 Code 107875
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 Hindu Kush Valley near Kabul, Nijrau and Tagau villages, Pachaghan, Shutul, Ghujulan   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
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 Hindu Kush Valley near Kabul, Nijrau and Tagau villages, Pachaghan, Shutul, Ghujulan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Parachi   People group listing
Language Code: prc   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Parachi   People group listing
Language Code: prc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Parachi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
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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