Guhjali, Wakhi in Tajikistan


Population
19,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


The Wakhi

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction

The Wakhi live on both sides of China's remote border with Pakistan. Other Wakhi are located in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Marco Polo described the area when he passed through more than 700 years ago: "...No birds fly here because of the height and the cold. ... The inhabitants live very high up in the mountains. They are idolaters and utter savages, living entirely by the chase and dressed in the skins of beasts." Although the Wakhi have been Shi'a Muslims for centuries, they have retained many animistic rituals.


Ministry Obstacles

The Wakhi probably have much misinformation about what it means to know and follow Christ. Pray for enlightened thinking.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained, focused prayer is needed for the Wakhi. Pray the Lord will soften the ground for future missionaries.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Although there are no known Christian believers among the Wakhi, pray for those that will one day emerge. Pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers for them. Pray for the Scriptures to be made available to them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for this remote people group, that they will be able to find their way in the 21st century. Pray they make the necessary adjustments to a rapidly changing world.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Guhjali
People Name in Country Guhjali, Wakhi
Population in Tajikistan 19,000
World Population 98,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Khik, Vakhan, Wakhani, Wakhigi, Wakhs, गुहजली
People ID 18693
Country Tajikistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gorno-Badakhshan, Pamir Mountains.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Tajikistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gorno-Badakhshan, Pamir Mountains.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Wakhi (19,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: wbl   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Wakhi (19,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: wbl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Wakhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2001)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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: Operation China, Paul Hattaway   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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