Arghun in Pakistan

Photo Source:  Joe Kirkendall 
Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Arghun
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,400
World Population: 2,500
Primary Language: Balti
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 - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:


The Argon (or Arghun) derive their name from the Persian term arghwani, meaning beautiful red color. Women enjoy high status, being entitled to inheritance. A particular kind of skirt is the sign of a married girl. After a death, the dead body is given a bath, a funerary prayer is performed, and the dead body is laid to rest. A ritual (jib hoo) is performed on the fortieth day after a death when verses from the Quran are recited. They belong to the Hanafi school of Islam.

Ministry Obstacles

Pakistan is inhospitable to any kind of Christian witness directed toward Muslims, and spiritual opposition is strong.

Outreach Ideas

Much prayer is needed to soften the hearts of Pakistani Muslim towards the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is quite unlikely there are any followers of Jesus today among the Arghun community, in either Pakistan or India. Pray for workers and pray for softened hearts.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Arghun communities of Pakistan and India will be given a growing interest in Jesus the Messiah, or Isa, as he is known in the Koran. Pray they will captivated by Jesus and that he will draw these people to himself.

Text Source:   Joshua Project