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PEID: 24526

ROP: 116135

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Tajik

Language: Ishkashimi - (isk)

Alternate Name(s): Ishkashim

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Tajikistan

Also found in: Afghanistan

Population: 1,800

Global Population: 4,800

PEID: 24526

ROP: 116135

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Sanglech-Ishkashimi of Tajikistan, numbering 1,800, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tajik people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,800 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Ishkashimi. The primary religion practiced by the Sanglech-Ishkashimi 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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