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Afghan, Tajik in Iran

Afghan, Tajik

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
425,000 Dari Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %   

Afghan, Tajik in Iran

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Introduction / History
Afghanistan and Iran have had relations with each other for a long time. Many Afghans came to Iran after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970's and others came because of other later wars in their country. Most of them are refugees and can only stay in Iran for a limited time.

Many Afghans are now copying Iran and using birth control, something they were against previously. The Afghans are now having to accept education for women which is something they have been opposed to also.

It is hard for Afghans to become Iranian citizens including for the children of mixed Afghan and Iranian marriages. The Afghans in Iran tend to have low paid work.

Iranians are Shia Muslims while Afghans are mostly Sunni Muslims but some of them are Shia Muslims. The Afghans in Iran speak Persian and Afghan languages also.

Prayer Points
Pray the that the difficulties that Afghans are having will cause them to look to Jesus Christ.
Pray that God will give the Afghans dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Pray that as the Afghans read the Koran about Jesus they will want to read the Bible and then give their lives to Jesus Christ.


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Country: Iran
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:8 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:South Khorasan province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2020)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Afghan, Tajik
People Name General: Afghan, Tajik
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107989
Joshua Project People ID: 14372
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 425,000
Population all Countries: 12,025,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Tajik
People Name General: Afghan, Tajik
Ethnic Code: CNT24f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dari (425,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): prs    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: 0.01 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.99 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1974
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2008
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsLove letter to you from scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dari
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Dari
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Afghan, Tajik in Iran

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Tajik     Asia, Central    
      Afghan, Tajik Iran    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Afghan, Tajik in Iran          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Dari  
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