Afghan in United States


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Introduction / History

Afghans have been facing wars and mayhem since 1980, and it seems that the situation will continue indefinitely. For this reason, those who can have moved to other parts of the world like the United States. Afghans refers to people from the nation state we call Afghanistan, but it is made up of many Central Asian ethnic groups.

The largest is the Pashtuns, also known as the Pathans. They hold the most power in Afghanistan. However, there are many from less powerful ethnic groups who have had to flee the country. For example, there are the Hazaras, who look different, and they are Shia rather than Sunni Muslim. Hazaras had to leave Afghanistan because of persecution. Tajiks are another ethnic group from Afghanistan that tries to escape the ongoing violence.

There are large Afghan communities in places like Fremont California. As more of them come to the United States, they are moving to smaller communities. This is a golden opportunity for Christian believers to take Christ to their new neighbors.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Afghans who have moved to the United States have enough capital to get re-established. Some have started excellent businesses. Though this is a select group, one that is pro-Western, they are experiencing culture shock. Others need trauma counseling after dealing with living with death and destruction.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Afghans in the United States are Sunni Muslims except for the Hazaras who are Shia Muslim. Some are secularized because they are disillusioned by the excesses of the Islamic religion.


What Are Their Needs?

Many Afghans need language training and opportunities to learn marketable skills in an urban, Western environment. Others need trauma counseling after suffering in a war zone.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger leading to honest spiritual searching.

Pray for believers to reach out to the Afghans with the love and kindness of Jesus Christ.

Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among the Afghan community in each country where they live.


Scripture Prayers for the Afghani, general in United States.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Americans

https://www.rescue.org/article/what-next-afghans-who-fled-united-states

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/afghan-immigrants-united-states


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Afghani, general
People Name in Country Afghani, general
Natural Name Afghan
Pronunciation AHF-gahn
Population this Country 102,000
Population all Countries 744,000
Total Countries 12
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names
People ID 19314
ROP3 Code 115238
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento.   Source:  Global Gates 2021

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Primary Language Dari (102,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dari (102,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dari

Primary Language:  Dari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1982-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dari Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 7 - Golgotha Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
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
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
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