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Tajik in Canada

Tajik

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,000 Tajiki Islam 0.04 % 0.03 %   

Tajik in Canada

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Introduction / History
The first Tajiks moved to Canada in the 1970s. This was a small number of people. Others, from Afghanistan, began to go to Canada in the 1980s when the USSR invaded that country. There has been a steady stream of Afghan Tajiks entering Canada, but the numbers are not large. They usually move to Canada for safety from the violence in Afghanistan.

Where are they located?
The Afghan Tajiks gravitate to urban centers: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and Quebec City.

What are their lives like?
Many of the Afghan Tajiks in Canada are in the process of learning new job skills and either English or French.

What are their beliefs?
They had few if any opportunities to hear about Jesus in Afghanistan or Tajikistan, though they can hear of Him in Canada. Some are good Muslims while others have given up on Allah.

What are their needs?
The Afghan Tajiks need to learn new language and job skills that will enable them to be employable in Canada. People who love Jesus and have the right skills can help them.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to raise up believers in Canada who will whatever time is needed with the Afghan Tajiks and teach them marketable skills.
* Pray for believers to show Afghan Tajiks the way to follow Jesus.
* Pray for a strong disciple-making movement among Tajiks to begin in Canada.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajik_Canadians
https://weblog.iom.int/tajikistan/canadian-orienation-abroad-training-afghan-refugees
http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/news/latest/2004/11/419ca0f14/hundreds-afghans-tajikistan-accepted-resettlement-canada.html
http://www.eurasianet.org/node/76786
http://www.afghanemb-canada.net/about-afghanistan-embassy-canada-ottawa/afghanistan-in-brief-embassy-canada-ottawa/arts-and-culture.html
http://www.expat.com/en/nationalities/tajik/in/north-america/canada/

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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tajik
People Name General: Tajik
Alternate People Names:
TadzhikTadzhiki
ताजिक
ROP3 Code: 109733
Joshua Project People ID: 15201
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 8,882,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Tajik
People Name General: Tajik
Ethnic Code: CNT24g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tajiki (1,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tgk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.04 %(Evangelical: 0.03 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.96 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1981
New Testament:
1983Audio
Complete Bible: 1992
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tajiki
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Хушхабар
 
 
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Tajik in Canada

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