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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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Summary
Ishkashim is a town in Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan. It lies on the Panj River, at a point where its direction turns sharply north. Ishkashim lies opposite a town of the same name in Tajikistan. The Ishkashimi people in both Afghanistan and Tajikistan speak their own language, also named Ishkashimi. Some parents speak the Dari language with their children, believing this may give the children advantages later on, and Dari is used in the schools, as well. The town of Ishkashim lays in a fertile valley at about 8,500 feet in elevation. The people are Ismaili Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles
The Ishkashimi are located in a remote part of Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel recordings are available in the Ishkashimi language, and there are many good resources available in Dari. Perhaps ways can be found to use these resources to communicate the gospel to the Ishkashimi people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It is unlikely anyone in this small community is a follower of Jesus, today. Most have probably heard of Isa Jesus, but know very little about him.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray the Ishkashimi will be given an interest in Isa, Jesus. Pray the Lord's Spirit will prompt them to ask questions about Jesus, and that these questions will be accurately and fully answered.

Scripture Focus
"Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." Mark 16:15

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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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