PEID: 47001

ROP: 116094

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Tajik

Language: Shughni - (sgh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Tajikistan

Also found in: Afghanistan

Population: 17,500

Global Population: 23,500

PEID: 47001

ROP: 116094

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Rushon of Tajikistan, numbering 17,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tajik people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 23,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Shughni. The primary religion practiced by the Rushon 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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