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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
395,000 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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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghans_in_Iran

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Country: Iran
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:9 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Afghan, Tajik
People Name General: Afghan, Tajik
Alternate People Names:
FarsIrani
Persian
ROP3 Code: 107989
Joshua Project People ID: 14372
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 395,000
Population all Countries: 10,642,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Afghan, Tajik
Ethnic Code: CNT24f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Dari (395,000 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:
1982-1985Audio
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dari
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 7 - Golgotha
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Dari Version
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Afghan, Tajik in Iran

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