Country: Afghanistan

Number of People Groups

70

People Groups Unreached

68 (97.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

40,626,000

Population in Unreached

40,624,000 (100.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.02%

% Evangelical

0.02%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.0%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afghan, Tajik 11,388,000 11,799,000 Dari Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 228
 Afshari 15,000 402,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 1
 Aimaq 1,670,000 2,174,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 33
 Americans, U.S. 500 193,958,000 English Christianity 84.50 % 30.00 % -
 Ansari 2,500 17,311,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Tajiki 18,000 20,000 Arabic, Tajiki Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 1
 Arora (Hindu traditions) 1,600 4,823,000 Saraiki Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 13,000 10,114,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baloch, Western 489,000 1,315,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 10
Bania (Muslim traditions) 6,700 6,700 Urdu Islam 0.23 % 0.20 % 1
 Brahmin 3,900 34,721,000 Urdu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahui 338,000 660,000 Brahui Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 7
 Changgar 3,200 369,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darwazi, Badakhshani 17,000 17,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 407,000 48,824,000 Afghan Sign Language Islam 0.05 % 8
 Garwi, Kohistani 2,000 2,000 Gawri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gujar (Muslim traditions) 19,000 5,531,000 Gujari Islam 0.03 % 0.03 % 1
 Hazara 3,503,000 4,295,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.03 % 0.03 % 70
 Ishkashimi 3,300 5,000 Ishkashimi Islam 0.06 % 0.06 % 1
 Kalash (Chitrali) 11,000 38,000 Khowar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karakalpak 3,400 897,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 3,400 17,734,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khatri (Sikh traditions) 2,900 356,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khik (Wakhi) 21,000 119,000 Wakhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Central 4,200 8,397,000 Kurdish, Central Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Kyrgyz 1,300 5,885,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 2,400 3,398,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Munji 7,300 7,300 Munji Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mussali 3,400 2,612,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Narisati, Arandui 41,000 41,000 Gawar-Bati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nuristani, Ashkuni 51,000 51,000 Ashkun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nuristani, Grangali 12,000 12,000 Grangali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nuristani, Kamviri 23,000 23,000 Kamviri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nuristani, Malakhel 3,400 3,400 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nuristani, Narisati 151,000 194,000 Kati Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 3
Nuristani, Prasuni 10,000 10,000 Prasuni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nuristani, Tregami 4,400 4,400 Tregami Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nuristani, Waigeli 33,000 33,000 Waigali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ormuri 3,400 3,400 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pahlavani 3,900 3,900 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parachi 8,400 8,400 Parachi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parsee 2,400 168,000 Dari Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parya, Laghmani 400 6,400 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashayi 49,000 74,000 Kohistani, Indus Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashayi, Northeast 96,000 96,000 Pashai, Northeast Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Pashayi, Northwest 100,000 100,000 Pashai, Northwest Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Pashayi, Southeast 572,000 572,000 Pashai, Southeast Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Pashayi, Southwest 126,000 126,000 Pashai, Southwest Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 3
 Pashtun, Northern 2,878,000 34,457,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 58
 Pashtun, Southern 10,416,000 10,824,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 208
 Persian 694,000 43,037,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.12 % 0.10 % 14
 Punjabi 6,200 2,121,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Punjabi, Western 39,000 108,000 Punjabi, Western Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Qizilbash 313,000 318,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Romani, Balkan 18,000 1,234,000 Romani, Balkan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 12,000 3,611,000 Domari Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 1
 Russian 1,000 135,489,000 Russian Non-Religious 31.00 % 0.30 % -
Sanglechi 2,900 4,900 Sanglechi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sau 5,100 5,100 Savi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shughni 47,000 137,000 Shughni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Shumashti 1,700 1,700 Shumashti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi 25,000 182,000 Sindhi Islam 0.08 % 0.08 % 1
Tangshuri 17,000 17,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tirahi 6,000 6,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 11,000 65,625,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 2,273,000 8,197,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 45
 Uyghur 3,600 12,494,000 Uyghur Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 1
 Uzbek, Southern 4,593,000 4,632,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 92
Warduji 8,400 8,400 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Wotapuri-Katarqalai 3,600 3,600 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  70 40,626,000         68 0.02 % 0.02 % 851 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 128,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 40,754,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Badakhshan 1,303,000
Badghis 680,000
Baghlan 1,252,000
Balkh 1,849,000
Bamyan 612,000
Daykundi 639,000
Farah 696,000
Faryab 1,371,000
Ghazni 1,685,000
Ghor 945,000
Hilmand 1,788,000
Hirat 2,628,000
Jawzjan 743,000
Kabul 6,228,000
Kandahar 1,713,000
Kapisa 605,000
Khost 788,000
Kunar 618,000
Kunduz 1,398,000
Laghman 611,000
Logar 537,000
Nangarhar 2,096,000
Nimroz 227,000
Nuristan 202,000
Paktika 960,000
Paktya 707,000
Panjshir 210,000
Parwan 912,000
Samangan 532,000
Sari Pul 767,000
Takhar 1,061,000
Uruzgan 496,000
Wardak 817,000
Zabul 475,000
Provinces:  34 38,151,000
UN Country Population 40,754,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afghan Sign Language afg 1 1 Translation Needed
Aimaq aiq 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Tajiki Spoken abh 1 1 Translation Needed
Ashkun ask 1 1 Unspecified
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete Bible
Balochi, Western bgn 1 1 Bible Portions
Brahui brh 1 1 New Testament
Dari prs 9 9 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Gawar-Bati gwt 1 1 Translation Needed
Gawri gwc 1 1 Bible Portions
Grangali nli 1 1 Unspecified
Gujari gju 1 1 Unspecified
Hazaragi haz 1 1 Bible Portions
Ishkashimi isk 1 1 Unspecified
Kamviri xvi 1 1 Translation Needed
Karakalpak kaa 1 1 Complete Bible
Kati bsh 1 1 Unspecified
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khowar khw 1 1 Bible Portions
Kohistani, Indus mvy 1 1 Bible Portions
Kurdish, Central ckb 1 1 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Munji mnj 1 1 Unspecified
Parachi prc 1 1 Unspecified
Parya paq 1 1 Unspecified
Pashai, Northeast aee 1 1 Translation Needed
Pashai, Northwest glh 1 1 Unspecified
Pashai, Southeast psi 1 1 Unspecified
Pashai, Southwest psh 1 1 Translation Needed
Pashto, Northern pbu 2 2 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 3 3 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Prasuni prn 1 1 Unspecified
Punjabi, Eastern pan 3 3 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Western pnb 1 1 New Testament
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Sanglechi sgy 1 1 Translation Needed
Saraiki skr 1 1 Bible Portions
Savi sdg 1 1 Unspecified
Shughni sgh 1 1 Bible Portions
Shumashti sts 1 1 Translation Needed
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Tregami trm 1 1 Translation Needed
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 4 4 Complete Bible
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 Bible Portions
Waigali wbk 1 1 Unspecified
Wakhi wbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 54 70 68   14 18 30 48 0

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
99.8 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
85.0 %
Orthodox
4.1 %
Other Christian
1.3 %
Protestant
1.6 %
Roman Catholic
1.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Afghanistan
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  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
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  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Afghanistan Statistics
People Groups 70
Unreached People Groups 68  (97.1%)
Population 40,626,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 40,624,000  (100.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 851
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 27%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AF
Official Language(s) Pashto, SouthernDari
Literacy Rate 43%
Estimated Illiterate Population 23,157,000
Persecution Ranking 1 (1=Highest) Open Doors


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