Sanglechi in Afghanistan


Population
2,500
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

This is a people very proud of their unique culture and language. However, they are quite hospitable to foreigners and are by and large fairly knowledgable in the Russian or Tajik languages.


Where Are they Located?

The vast majority live in one city: Ishkashim. This is in high elevation at the southern tip of Tajikistan on the Afghanistan border on the west end of the Wakhan Valley.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their lives are largely agrarian; although some have other jobs in the city. Many of the men seek employment by traveling to Russia. The women dress very modestly with long dresses and head scarves. They live in clay-block houses and drink much tea. For breakfast they may have bread in a bowl of tea-milk with butter.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam mixed with Zoroastrianism and other traditional beliefs is the basis of their religion. However, they would claim all of their beliefs are part of Muslim culture. Secular humanism affects some of them, from the media.


What Are Their Needs?

Their greatest need is for God-honoring messengers to bring them the gospel.


Prayer Points

* Pray for people to be willing to establish churches there.
* Pray for the people to come to an understanding of the gospel.
* Pray for the believers to be able to cope with political or spiritual persecution.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-11-21
People Name General Sanglechi
People Name in Country Sanglechi
Population in Afghanistan 2,500
World Population 4,200
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Eshkashimi, Ishkashimi
People ID 14727
ROP3 Code 108647
Country Afghanistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 3  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Badakhshan province: Zebok district, Dashte Rubat, Esketul, Faruq, Flaxmadek, Sar-Sanglech, and Takya villages in Sanglech valley.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Afghanistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 3  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Badakhshan province: Zebok district, Dashte Rubat, Esketul, Faruq, Flaxmadek, Sar-Sanglech, and Takya villages in Sanglech valley..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Sanglechi (2,500 speakers)
Language Code sgy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sanglechi
Primary Language Sanglechi (2,500 speakers)
Language Code sgy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sanglechi

Primary Language:  Sanglechi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Shia
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
Map Source Joshua Project / GMI / IMB  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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