Tajik in Canada

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Introduction / History

Tajiks, along with other ethnic groups originally from Afghanistan, have experienced wartime trauma since the 1980s without a foreseeable end to the fighting in sight.

As historical descendants of the Iranian people, this people group originally comes from the nation of Tajikistan, who previously migrated to Afghanistan. Tajik people are fleeing Afghanistan, finding more peaceful and sustainable atmospheres in such nations as Canada.

What Are Their Lives Like?

After relocating to Canada, Tajiks have left behind qishlaqs, settlements numbering as few as 200 and as many as 700 single-family house constructed close to irrigation canals or riverbanks. The close-knit community is what Tajiks strive to reconstruct.

What Are Their Beliefs?

A large percentage of Tajiks practice Islam from the Sunni Hanafi school.

What Are Their Needs?

Newly resettled Tajiks may be limited with their educational and professional opportunities if they do not speak English or French. Whether having moved to Canada recently or the move was several years ago, many Tajiks desperately need trauma counseling from their first-hand experiences and survival of such events.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Tajiks to receive the educational, professional and psychological assistance they

Pray for spiritual hunger among the Tajiks that will lead them to the cross and the empty grave.

Pray for Canadian believers to compassionately reach out to the Tajik communities.

Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among Tajik communities in each city where they currently reside.

Scripture Prayers for the Tajik in Canada.




Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-20
Tajiks profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Tajik
People Name in Country Tajik
Pronunciation TAH-jeek
Population this Country 1,900
Population all Countries 10,439,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Tadzhik; Tadzhiki; ताजिक
People ID 15201
ROP3 Code 109733
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.03 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.96 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Tajik (1,900 speakers)
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tajik (1,900 speakers)
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tajik

Primary Language:  Tajik

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1983)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1992-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tajiki Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
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Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tajik YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
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