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PEID: 24518

ROP: 108967

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Tajik

Language: Shughni - (sgh)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Tajikistan

Also found in: Afghanistan

Population: 139,000

Global Population: 200,000

PEID: 24518

ROP: 108967

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Shughni of Tajikistan, numbering 139,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tajik people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 200,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Shughni. The primary religion practiced by the Shughni is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.

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