Ormuri in Afghanistan

Photo Source:  Rozi Khan Burki 
People Name: Ormuri
Country: Afghanistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,300
World Population: 3,300
Primary Language: Pashto, Southern
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Pashtun
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


The Nuristani people groups are unique amid others living in Afghanistan - so unique they cannot be viewed through a single lens. Their common threads may be religion, ethnicity, and remnants of customs pre-dating their collective conversion to Islam a little more than 100 years ago. As early inhabitants of the Nuristani region in northeast Afghanistan, most still reside there, although two groups - the Malakhel and Ormuri - now live among the Pashtun in Paktika Province southeast of Kabul. Physically, the people favor Europeans; blond or red hair and blue or green eyes are seen frequently. Storied warriors of ages past, Nuristani tribes are described as attractive, athletically-built people. Cited as reliable and loyal, they are creative, too, as attested to by their skilled architecture and craftsmanship.

Ministry Obstacles

Afghanistan presents many challenges to Christian workers, and physical danger is sometimes encountered.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for Christian NGOs at work in the country to effectively help the people, and do it in such a way that Christ is honored.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus today among the Ormuri. Pray the Lord is even now stirring the hearts of many in this tribe to seek forgiveness for their sin, forgiveness that comes only by placing faith in Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for peace throughout Afghanistan, and for a national government that is competent and just.

Text Source:   Joshua Project