Parya in Uzbekistan


Population
1,100
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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
Population in Uzbekistan 1,100
World Population 5,300
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Afghana-Yi Nasfurush, Changgars, Laghmani, Pbharya
People ID 14324
ROP3 Code 107906
Country Uzbekistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Upper Surkhandarya Valley   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Uzbekistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Upper Surkhandarya Valley.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language Parya (1,100 speakers)
Language Code paq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Parya
Primary Language Parya (1,100 speakers)
Language Code paq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Parya

Primary Language:  Parya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
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 %
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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