The Aimaq are a complex cluster of nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes with various
ethnic origins, which today speak related dialects of SW Persian and have been
strongly influenced by Turko-Mongolian culture and language. There are at least
20 tribal confederations, and 250 sub-tribes combined in the cluster.
• There has been little
research among the Aimaq
since the 1979 Soviet invasion.
Pray for those seeking
to ascertain the status and
location of all the Aimaq
peoples in order to develop
appropriate strategies for
• The complexity of the
Aimaq will require a tenfold
increase in missionary
personnel among them. Pray
for the deployment of missionary
teams among the 9
major tribal confederations, especially in the strategic city of Herat, where
all these tribes are represented.
• There are no Christian
resources in the Aimaq language.
Pray for the translation
of the gospels which
will enable the production
of the Jesus Film and facilitate
Heavenly Father, awaken your church to send workers among the Aimaq and open doors
for your Son Jesus to be proclaimed in their midst continually until He comes