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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Pashtun of Europe


People Group Info

Total Population: 146,800

ROP3 Code: 107909
IMB Affinity Group: Central Asia Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Pashtun
Language: Northern Pashto - (pbu)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Afghanistan

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Majority Located Where

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 15,096

  Greater Manchester, United Kingdom - 2,684

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Brief Profile

The Pashtun diaspora, also spelled Pushto or Pakhtun, Hindustani Pathan, Persian Afghan, Pashtun-speaking people, are those people originating and residing primarily in the region that lies between the Hindu Kush in northeastern Afghanistan and the northern stretch of the Indus River in Pakistan.

Pashtun culture is mostly based on Pashtunwali and the usage of the Pashto language. Their culture also is a unique blend of native customs with some influences from South and Western Asia.

Like other Muslims, Pashtuns celebrate Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Some also celebrate Nouruz, which is the Persian new year dating to pre-Islamic period.

The overwhelming majority of Pashtun follow Sunni Islam, belonging to the Hanafi school of thought. There are some Shia Pashtun communities,

Prayer Points

  • For Christians will become friends with the Pasto, reveal through their lifestyle what it means to have a personal relationship with God, and share the message of Jesus Christ as the intimate God.
  • For Christians to encounter Pasto people of peace who will then become followers of Jesus Christ and in turn begin making disciples among their own people.
  • That churches will catch a vision to embrace the Pashto people, and in so doing those Pashto who become followers of Jesus Christ will share the message of Christ with their family and friends in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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List of services in Berlin
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Arabisch (Universität) Rostock
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Country City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
United KingdomGreenfordGreater London15,096
United KingdomManchesterGreater Manchester2,684