Pashtun, Northern in Afghanistan pronounced: pahsh-TOON Pashtuns are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, and make up the majority of the Taliban and the current Afghan government. There are at least 30 major tribes, and countless sub-tribes and clans. The Pashtun were the traditional rulers of Afghanistan for over 250 years. The essence of theirContinue reading “Pushtun, Afghanistan.”
Category Archives: Afghanistan
The Pathan People
The Pathan or Pushtun people are the largest unreached group in Central Asia. They would number among them the Taliban and other warlike vengeful people mainly found in Northern Pakistan and Afghanistan but I have seen some locally even in Ballymena in their native costumes. More: Here
Pashtoo (Pathan) people of Afghanistan.
The Pathans, or Pashtoo or Pushtu people are the largest group in Afghanistan totalling about 12 million. There are Pathans scattered all over the world (50 million total). Many speak Pashto or Dari and there are Scriptures in Dari–I gave a Dari Bible to an Afghan taxi-driver (Ali) in Warrington recently! There are Pashtoo peopleContinue reading “Pashtoo (Pathan) people of Afghanistan.”
Unreached in Afghanistan-Aimaq, Jamshidi
Thousands of US troops there but NO MISSIONARIES! Aimaq, Jamshidi in Afghanistan Aimaq, meaning tribe in Turkish, is a term that differentiates semi-nomadic herders and agricultural tribal groups of various ethnic origins. They are Sunni Muslim, speak dialects close to Dari, and refer to themselves with tribal designations – Jamshidi being one of these. DuringContinue reading “Unreached in Afghanistan-Aimaq, Jamshidi”
Hazara people, Afghanistan
Aimaq, Hazara in Afghanistan The Hazara are one of the semi-nomadic tribal groups of Afghanistan. The Aimaq people give women high status, which is much different than other rural societies in Afghanistan. Women participate in group discussions, even when outsiders are present, and a girl may reject a suitor chosen by her father. Bride-service isContinue reading “Hazara people, Afghanistan”
Inspiring story of what it takes to be a Christian in Afghanistan today.
View this email in your browser Dear friend, “It is dangerous to be a Christian here.” This comment from a Christian radio listener living Afghanistan, one of the most ‘closed’ countries in the world. You see, to be an Afghan is to be a Muslim. Religious and political leaders in thisContinue reading “Inspiring story of what it takes to be a Christian in Afghanistan today.”
Yet another unreached tribe.
Likely no disciples and there never has been! Aimaq, Jamshidi in Afghanistan Aimaq, meaning tribe in Turkish, is a term that differentiates semi-nomadic herders and agricultural tribal groups of various ethnic origins. They are Sunni Muslim, speak dialects close to Dari, and refer to themselves with tribal designations – Jamshidi being one of these. DuringContinue reading “Yet another unreached tribe.”
5. World Watch List Leader: President Hamid Karzai Population: 35.6 million (perhaps a few thousand Christians) Main Religion: Islam Government: Islamic republic World Watch List Rank: 5 Source of Persecution: Islamic extremism/Tribal antagonism The situation in the country remains unstable and Islamic extremist groups continue to gain power. Christianity is still considered a ‘Western’ religionContinue reading “5. Afghanistan”
Aimaq people of Afghanistan
Operation World states,”There are six Aimaq tribes to the west, of nomadic background WITH FEW, IF ANY, BELIEVERS AMONG THEM. How are these tribes to hear? The Lord alone knows and must provide the resources. Aimaq, Taimani of Afghanistan From ancient times, Afghanistan has been the crossroads of Asia. The ethnically mixed Aimaq tribes formerlyContinue reading “Aimaq people of Afghanistan”
Aimaq, Firozkohi in Afghanistan
These folk speak a Persian dialect. Disciples MUST be raised up among them. Aimaq, Firozkohi in Afghanistan “Aimaq” means “tribal people”. The Firozkohi Aimaq are one of the semi-nomadic tribes. The tribes were first identified in the 16th and 17th centuries, when the groups were unified by chiefs coming from outside the area. Tribalism isContinue reading “Aimaq, Firozkohi in Afghanistan”