Parya, Laghmani in Afghanistan


Population
300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Parya, or Laghmani, people are of the Tajik people cluster.


Where Are they Located?

They are found in the Hissar Valley in Tajikistan, in the Surkhandarya Valley in Uzbekistan, and some in Afghanistan, in the Laghman province, which is northeast of Kabul.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their heart language is Parya which may either be a dialect of Marwari which is related to Punjabi, or the Laghman dialect of the Southeastern Pashayi of Afghanistan. Parya is the exclusive language spoken in Parya homes and Tajik or Uzbek men who marry Parya women must learn the language and become assimilated into the community. Many Parya are bilingual, with Tajiki being their second language.

The Parya are originally from Laghman, however they spread to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in 1880. They often refer to themselves as Changgars. The Parya are mostly farmers. Many work on collective farms and grow rice as their primary crop. They also grow some fruits and corn.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Parya are Sunni Muslims. There are few, if any known Christians among them. They have no resources available to them in Parya.


People Name General Parya
People Name in Country Parya, Laghmani
Population in Afghanistan 300
World Population 5,300
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Afghana-Yi Nasfurush, Changgars, Laghmani, Pbharya
People ID 14324
ROP3 Code 107906
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 Laghman province; Kabul and Nangarhar provinces small border areas.   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 Laghman province; Kabul and Nangarhar provinces small border areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Parya (300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: paq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Parya (300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: paq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Parya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
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
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: The World Missions Atlas Project 
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