Parya in Uzbekistan


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Introduction / History

The Parya, or Laghmani, people are of the Tajik people group cluster.
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. The Parya are originally from Laghman, however they spread to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in 1880. They often refer to themselves as Changgars. 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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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 mostly farmers. Many work on collective farms and grow rice as their primary crop. They also grow fruit 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.


What Are Their Needs?

When there are few or no Christ followers among a people, they have to hear the gospel from outsiders. That is the situation for the Parya.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to help the Parya people see the glory and power of Christ.
Pray for loving workers to go to them.
Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment.


Scripture Prayers for the Parya in Uzbekistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Parya
People Name in Country Parya
Alternate Names Afghana-Yi Nasfurush; Changgars; Laghmani; Pbharya
Population this Country 1,300
Population all Countries 6,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14324
ROP3 Code 107906
ROP25 Code 306582
ROP25 Name Parya
Country Uzbekistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Upper Surkhandarya Valley   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Uzbekistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Upper Surkhandarya Valley.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Religion: Islam
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 %
Primary Language Parya (1,300 speakers)
Language Code paq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Parya (1,300 speakers)
Language Code paq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Parya

Primary Language:  Parya

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

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