Afghan in Canada


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Introduction / History

Afghans have experienced wartime trauma since the 1980s without a foreseeable end to the fighting in sight. As a result, Afghans have fled Afghanistan and relocated to such countries as Canada for freedom and a much higher quality of life.

The largest ethnic Afghan group is referred to as the Pashtuns, who are known in Pakistan as Pathans. They are considered to be the original bearer of the ethnic name Afghan, before any other group began populating and residing in the nation alongside them.


What Are Their Lives Like?

After fleeing the conflict, Pashtuns have benefited from relocating to multiple Canadian provinces and restarting in such cities as Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal, as well as each of these cities’ suburbs.

In Canada, Pashtun families have banded together to form communities, utilizing their skills for trade to open and sustain restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses throughout Canada. Pashtuns have acquired the land and property to build mosques within their communities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Pashtuns are Sunni Muslims. With the modernization and secularization present in the Western world though, some Canadian Pashtuns have become less traditional with their beliefs, releasing their past allegiance towards following the standards of the Islamic religion at all costs.


What Are Their Needs?

Newly resettled Pashtuns may be limited with educational and professional opportunities if they do not speak English or French. Whether having moved to Canada recently or years since the move, many Pashtuns desperately need trauma counseling from their first-hand experiences and survival of such events.


Prayer Points

Pray for Pashtuns to receive the educational, professional and psychological assistance they need to succeed better in life within Canada.

Pray for Pashtuns to reconcile and restore their relationships with other Afghan ethnic groups whom they may encounter while living in Canada.

Pray for Canadian believers to reach out compassionately to all Afghan ethnic groups constantly with the love and answer of Jesus Christ.

Pray for spiritual hunger among the Pashtuns to seek and find Jesus for salvation.

Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among the Pashtun community in Canada.


Scripture Prayers for the Afghani, general in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Canadians

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/afghan-refugees-arrival-jan11-1.6311391

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60591725

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/afghan-canadians

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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Afghani, general
People Name in Country Afghani, general
Natural Name Afghan
Pronunciation AHF-gahn
Population this Country 59,000
Population all Countries 728,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19314
ROP3 Code 115238
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver.   Source:  Global Gates 2021

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Primary Language Dari (59,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dari (59,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dari

Primary Language:  Dari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1982-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dari
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 7 - Golgotha
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
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