Darwazi in Afghanistan

Unreached of the Day  10/04/2021

Darwazi in Afghanistan

How would you like to visit a land with snowcapped mountains and rushing streams of water? This is the beautiful geography that both surrounds and isolates the small towns of the Darwazi people of northeastern Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the water they need for crops and grazing animals flows into neighboring Tajikistan, Pakistan and China. Younger Darwazis receive some education, which is taught in Dari, Afghanistan's elite trade language, but older adults only speak Darwazi. All trading is done by the men in Dari. Although a few radios have connected them to the outside world, they are still mostly isolated, so medical assistance and medicine are a major need. They have a high mortality rate among their women and children due to difficulties in childbirth. Darwazis follow Sunni Islam and accept the radical interpretation of it. Some memorize parts of the Koran, but they do not understand most of what they read. Christianity is considered shameful and unacceptable.

Ministry Obstacles

Taliban oppression has made it dangerous for workers to enter, and there is only limited availability of Christian resources in this isolated land.

Outreach Ideas

Providing literature and radio programs with culturally appropriate music to the Darwazis will help them to embrace the living Lord.

Scripture Focus

"He answered, Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see."  John 9:25

Scripture Prayer

Pray that the Lord removes the spiritual blindness of today’s people group and they begin to see God’s truth revealed in Jesus Christ.

Prayer Focus

Pray that God would thrust out Afghan believers in reaching these people with much needed medical supplies and anointed prayer for the sick.



People Name Darwazi
Pronunciationdare-VOZ-ee
Country Afghanistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 16,000
World Population 16,000
Language Dari
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image