Afghanistan AF

584,269

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

77,687

Indicated decisions 2014

32.0 million

Population

15,000

Christians
7,500 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Afghanistan
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    169/187
  • Internet Access

    5.94% (132nd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Pashtun/Pathan (42.7%); Tajik (26.2%); Hazara (12.9%); Uzbek (6.4%); Aimaq (5%); Turkmen (2.1%); South Asian (2.1); Baloch (1.2%); These numbers do not include the military personnel and expatriate NGO workers in the country.
  • Common Languages

    Pashtu; Dari
  • Economy

    Has been shattered by decades of war; Potential growth with gas and mineral deposits.
    Fighting with the Taliban hinders development; Corruption is a common problem.
    The population is very poor, with 4 million war orphans and little employment.
    Afghanistan produces 90% of the opium in the world and has 1 million addicts.
  • History / Politics

    This area has been fought over for 3,000 years, because of its strategic location.
    Monarchy was overthrown by Marxist rebels in 1973.
    Soviets came in 1979-1989, then Mujahedeen (1992-1996), then Taliban (1996-2001).
    U.S. invasion occurred in 2002 and led to democracy, but Taliban is still fighting.
    Healthcare has been poor for a while, but is now improving.
    Women have a poor life with the Taliban banning education and keeping them secluded.
  • Spirituality

    The church has grown from a handful of believers to several thousand today.
    God has spoken to many through dreams, and the witness of Christian radio and web sites.
    Christian relief organizations help the blind, crippled, sick, and illiterate.
    One of the least reached places in the world.
  • Prayers

    Pray for peace, and recovery from decades of war.
    Pray for increased openness to the Gospel; Very little religious freedom exists today. 
    Pray for relief workers, as some have been martyred by extremists.
    Pray that the Lord will reach out to the Muslims through Christian kindness and dreams.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.