Laghmani Parya in Afghanistan


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Introduction / History

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. Within Parya is the subdialect of Laghmani, which is an endangered language. Where are they located?Though there are other Parya groups in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and other parts of Afghanistan, the Laghmani subgroup is only in Afghanistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Parya are mostly rice farmers. They also grow corn and fruit.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Parya are Sunni Muslims. Not only are they in bondage to the belief that there is no savior from sin, they believe in local spirits that can make their lives miserable.


What Are Their Needs?

There are few if any known followers of Christ among them. They have no resources available to them in Parya. Prayer ItemsPray for a Disciple Making Movement among every Parya subgroup, including the Laghmani. Pray for Christ to thrust out His ambassadors to this small Muslim people group. Pray for the Lord to open the way for the Laghmani Parya people to hear and respond to the gospel.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Parya, Laghmani in Afghanistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Parya
People Name in Country Parya, Laghmani
Natural Name Laghmani Parya
Population this Country 400
Population all Countries 6,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Afghana-Yi Nasfurush; Changgars; Laghmani; Pbharya
People ID 14324
ROP3 Code 107906
Country Afghanistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 2  (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 Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 2  (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 (400 speakers)
Language Code paq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Parya (400 speakers)
Language Code paq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Parya

Primary Language:  Parya

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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