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Tajik in Canada


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,000 Tajik 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.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-20
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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North 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:
ROP3 Code: 109733
Joshua Project People ID: 15201
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 10,099,000
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
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Primary Language: Tajik (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:
Complete Bible: 1992-2017
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 / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tajiki
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Fifth Namaz
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Хушхабар
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Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Tajik in Canada

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Tajik     America, North and Caribbean    
      Tajik Canada    
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            Tajik in Canada          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Tajik  
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