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Ishkashimi in Afghanistan

Ishkashimi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,800 Ishkashimi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available Not available   

Ishkashimi in Afghanistan

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Introduction / History
Ishkashimi is an Iranian language. There are only a couple thousand people who still speak it, and most likely it will be an extinct language by the end of the 21st century.

Where are they located?
The Ishkashimi language is spoken in the Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan, the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in Tajikistan, and the Chitral region of Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
Like the other people groups in their part of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, the Ishkashimi speakers are farmers and livestock herders.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by Sanglech-Ishkashimi speakers is Shi'ite Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. They live among mainly Sunni Muslims. There is often hostility between the two sectors of Islam.

What are their needs?
People who speak this language live in a place where almost everyone is Muslim, usually Sunni. There are no gospel materials in their language, not even gospel recordings.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Ishkashimi speakers will soon hear and respond to the gospel in their heart language.
* Pray for them to have a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the Risen Savior.
* Pray for workers to go to them and disciple them in the ways of Jesus.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

References
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=24526
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishkashimi_language

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Country: Afghanistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Central Asia
Persecution Rank:3 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Badakhshan province: Ishkashim and Wakham districts; north of Ishkashim in Bahar Bazar, Darwan, Qaz Deh, Xermani, Zargaran, and Zayad villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Ishkashimi
People Name General: Ishkashimi
ROP3 Code: 116135
Joshua Project People ID: 20542
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,800
Population all Countries: 3,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Tajik
People Name General: Ishkashimi
Ethnic Code: CNT24z
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Language
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Primary Language: Ishkashimi (2,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): isk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Questionable translation need
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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Ishkashimi in Afghanistan

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