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PEID: 49304

ROP: 106050

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Pashtun

Language: Central Pashto - (pst)

Alternate Name(s): Middle Pashtun, Pashto

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Afghanistan

Also found in: Pakistan

Population: 2,900,000

Global Population: 5,460,000

PEID: 49304

ROP: 106050

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Central Pashtun of Afghanistan, numbering 2,900,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Pashtun people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,460,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Central Pashto. The primary religion practiced by the Central Pashtun is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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