Tajik in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

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 Prayers for the Tajik in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-28
People Name General Tajik
People Name in Country Tajik
Pronunciation TAH-jeek
World Population 10,099,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 19
Alternate Names Tadzhik; Tadzhiki; ताजिक
People ID 15201
ROP3 Code 109733
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Balochistan
431,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
364,000
Sindh
86,000
Punjab
62,000
Islamabad
10,000
Azad Kashmir
3,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Balochistan 431,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 364,000
  Sindh 86,000
  Punjab 62,000
  Islamabad 10,000
  Azad Kashmir 3,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tajik (958,000 speakers)
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tajik (958,000 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  (1992-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tajiki
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Fifth Namaz
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Хушхабар
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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