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Kulobi in Tajikistan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
866,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kulobi in Tajikistan

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Introduction / History
The Kulobi are a sub-group of the Tajik people of Tajikistan in Central Asia. Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, there was a seven-year civil war in Tajikistan. The Kulobi emerged as the dominant group in the government and economy. Thousands of people were killed. Cities, villages, factories, and homes destroyed. The economy of the nation is still recovery and refugees are returning from the surrounding countries. Tajikistan is the poorest nation in Central Asia. There are no known believers among the Kulobi. A complete Bible and the JESUS Film are available in Tajik, language of the Kulobi.

What are their lives like?
The traditional occupation of the Kulobi was animal husbandry and agriculture. They raised goat, sheep, cattle and camels in a semi-nomadic lifestyle. In the short summers, they grew barley, wheat, fruit, and vegetables. Even today many Kuboli live in cities in the winter and return to the countryside in the summer to grow their crops for the year. Today the Kulobi work in government, education and business. The economy of Tajikistan is growing and the Kulobi are reaping the benefits.

What are their beliefs?
The Kulobi like other Tajiks are Sunni Muslim, the largest denomination in Islam. They try to obey the teachings of the Koran and the prophet Mohammad. They believe that by following the Five Pillars of Islam that they will attain heaven when they die. However, Allah, the supreme God of the universe, determines who enters paradise. Sunnis pray five times a day facing Mecca. They fast the month of Ramadan. They attend mosque services on Friday. If a Muslim has the means, he or she will make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in his or her lifetime. Muslims are also prohibited to drink alcohol, eat pork, gamble, steal, use deceit, slander, and make idols. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. Many Kulobi also practice elements of folk religion. They believe that spirits inhabit the objects of nature. These spirits must be appeased or they can bring disaster upon the people.

What are their needs?
The Kulobi need to see that only Jesus Christ can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life. The Kulobi are proud of their high position in Tajik society. Pride can often prevent people from coming to Christ. Rural Kulobi would benefit by access to modern medicine and ways to improve their farming techniques and the health of their animals.

Prayer Points
Ask God to raise up long-term missionaries who will go to Tajikistan and share Christ with Kulobi.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will give vision for outreach and a genuine burden for the Kulobi to believers who live in this region.
Ask God to raise up a disciple making movement among the Kulobi in this decade.
Pray that the Tajik Bible gets into the right hands of the Kulobi people.

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Country: Tajikistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:44 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kulobi
People Name General: Kulobi
ROP3 Code: 118433
Joshua Project People ID: 21653
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 866,000
Population all Countries: 866,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Tajik
People Name General: Kulobi
Ethnic Code: CNT24
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tajik
Language Code (ISO): tgk    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Russian (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
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: 1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1992-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tajiki
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Tajik
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterIBT, Russia - resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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Kulobi in Tajikistan

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People Cluster
    Tajik     Asia, Central    
      Kulobi Tajikistan    
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            Kulobi in Tajikistan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Tajik  
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