Afghani, general in Australia

Afghani, general
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People Name: Afghani, general
Country: Australia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 27,000
World Population: 727,600
Primary Language: Dari
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Pashtun
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

In the late 1800s, the British sent Afghans to Australia to use camel transport. These Afghan cameleers worked in the more desolate interior parts of Australia where camels were used until roads and railways replaced them in the 1930s. These Afghans transported food and other items to faraway places and made a major contribution with the building of these regions of Australia. Before the end of the 1970s a few Afghans came to Australia for education. Many more came in the next decade due to Russia taking control of Afghanistan and also later because of the Afghan civil war. Most Afghans live in Sydney and Melbourne. Fewer numbers live in Perth and Brisbane. Some have come from New Zealand.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Afghans in Australia speak Dari and other Afghan languages. The Pashtuns speak Pashto. All of them learn English for the workplace and schools. A lot of them are in the medical and legal professions. There are two schools for Afghan young people in Sydney which are used on Saturdays.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Afghans made a big contribution to bringing Islam to Australia by building mosques. There are a small number of Afghan Christians in Australia.

What Are Their Needs?

In 2022, a new wave of Afghans were fleeing Afghanistan. They needed help with language and job skills. It was an opportunity to take Christ to these people need hope at a time when they were suffering.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Afghan believers will lead Muslim Afghans to Jesus Christ. Pray that the troubles in Afghanistan will cause them to seek Christ’s meaning in life and accept his hope. Pray for Afghans in Australia to crave true holiness and righteousness. May they find that in Christ. Pray for believers who are willing and able to reach them for Christ.

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