CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY OF CHRISTIANITY
Daniel Patte, General Editor
Editorial Board | Preparing Contextual , Conceptual-Theological and Historical , and Methodological Entries | CDC@vanderbilt.edu

NATION: Afghanistan

1.0 STATISTICS (based on World Christian Encyclopedia)

1.1 CHRISTIANS IN OVERALL POPULATION:
1.11 Overall Population
1970: 13,622,581
2000: 22,720,000
1.12 Christians in Overall Population
1970: 8,020; 0.1%
2000: 7,075; 0.0%

1.2 RELIGIOUS MAKE-UP OF THE REST OF THE POPULATION:

Bahaís: [1970] 400; 0.0%
________  [2000] 23,075; 0.1%
Hindus: [1970] 100,000; 0.7%
_______    [2000] 79,521; 0.4%
Muslims: [1970] 13,500,780; 99.1%
________     [2000] 22,296,095; 98.1%
Zoroastrians: [1970] 0; 0.0%
_______________  [2000] 304,454; 1.3%

1.3 SUBDIVISIONS OF CHRISTIANS:

Unaffiliated Christians: [1970] 4,000; 0.0%
___________________________   [2000] 178; 0.0%
Affiliated Christians: [1970] 4,020; 0.0%
__________________________ [2000] 6,897; 0.0%
Protestants: [1970] 1,600; 0.0%
______________ [2000] 2,000; 0.0%
Roman Catholics: [1970] 2,000; 0.0%
______________________ [2000] 1,497; 0.0%
Independents: [1970] 300; 0.0%
_________________ [2000] 3,000; 0.0%

TRANS-MEGABLOC GROUPINGS
Evangelicals: [1970] 400; 0.0%
________________ [2000] 800; 0.0%
Pentecostals / Charismatics: [1970] 200; 0.0%
__________________________________ [2000] 2,300; 0.0%
Great Commission Christians: [1970] 3,000; 0.0%
____________________________________ [2000] 4,081; 0.0%
 

1.33 ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION OF CHRISTIANS (% of Christians)
Pathan: 47.5%
Afghani Tajik: 17.9%
Hazara: 8.1%
Southern Uzbek: 8.0%
Persian: 3.3%