Aimaq in Afghanistan

Unreached of the Day  11/02/2021

Aimaq in Afghanistan

pronounced: EYE-mahk

From ancient times, Afghanistan has been the crossroads of Asia. The ethnically mixed Aimaq tribes formerly stretched from northeastern Iran into western and central Afghanistan, where they still reside. Aimaq are known as formidable warriors. They live semi-nomadic lives, traveling seasonally to graze their herds and/or subsisting as sedentary farmers and carpet weavers in mud-brick villages.

Ministry Obstacles

Strong tribal and family loyalties create difficult barriers for the message of God's grace found in Jesus. In addition, the Aimaq live in remote areas of Afghanistan. Scripture resources are needed in the Aimaq language.

Outreach Ideas

Christians can serve the Aimaq peoples by helping with physical and material needs, such as improved access to health care and education for the children.

Scripture Focus

"You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others."  2 Timothy 2:2

Scripture Prayer

Use this verse to pray for a disciple making movement among this people group.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the few believers among the Aimaq, that the Lord will make their love increase and overflow for each other, and that they may be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father. Pray the Lord will soften the hearts of the Aimaq toward the gospel message, and that they may hunger for the grace found in Jesus.



People Name Aimaq
PronunciationEYE-mahk
Country Afghanistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,595,000
World Population 2,086,300
Language Aimaq
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Translation Needed
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image