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Tajik in Pakistan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
781,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Tajik in Pakistan

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A fish out of water? That might be a good way to describe the Tajiks in Pakistan. Other than their shared Sunni Muslim religion, they share little in common with the Pakistani majority. Their language is far different, and even their history is tainted by Russian colonialism rather than British colonialism.

Ministry Obstacles
Sunni Islam claims to offer the way to live based on the teachings spelled out in the Koran, the Muslim holy book. Very few people in the Tajik communities of Pakistan will challenge this traditional belief.

Outreach Ideas
There are Punjabi-speaking believers in Pakistan and a few Tajik speaking ones who live hundreds of miles away. They can be Christ's ambassadors to these Sunni Muslims.

Pray for the followers of Christ
If there are any followers of Christ among the Tajiks in Pakistan, they need the power of the Holy Spirit to stand up against a tsunami of spiritual opposition. It will take much dedication to the only Savior for them to stand up for Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
*Pray for Tajiks to receive justice and mercy in a land where minorities are often mistreated.

*Pray for a movement to Christ among the Tajiks of Pakistan that will spread throughout Central Asia.

*Pray for Tajik-language biblical materials to become easy to access, and for Tajik leaders to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-28
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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:781,000
Largest Provinces:
Balochistan (355,000)Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (292,000)
Sindh (71,000)Punjab (51,000)
Islamabad (8,500)Azad Kashmir (2,400)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  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: 781,000
Population all Countries: 10,118,000
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: Dari
Language Code (ISO): prs    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindko, Northern (Unknown)Pashto, Central (Unknown)
Tajik (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1974
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2008
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsStoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
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 (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 7 - Golgotha
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Dari Version
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Tajik in Pakistan

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People Cluster
    Tajik     Asia, South    
      Tajik Pakistan    
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            Tajik in Pakistan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Dari  
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