Country: Tajikistan

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

24 (58.5%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

8,816,000

Population in Unreached

8,718,000 (98.9%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

1.0%

% Evangelical

0.09%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.9%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Arab, Tajiki 1,200 17,000 Arabic, Tajiki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 4,400 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Azerbaijani 6,000 9,988,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
Baloch Bugti 4,900 160,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bashkir 11,000 1,688,000 Bashkort Islam 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Belarusian 3,400 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
 Bulgarian 800 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chuvash 4,200 1,494,000 Chuvash Islam 33.00 % 0.30 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 1.00 % 1.00 %
 Georgian 1,600 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German 3,600 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 1,000 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Ishkashimi 800 3,600 Ishkashimi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 19,000 14,342,000 Kazakh Islam 1.00 % 0.70 %
 Korean 6,100 80,517,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Kyrgyz 76,000 4,863,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Lak 2,400 174,000 Lak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lyuli 4,000 13,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mari, Low 600 568,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 87.00 % 3.00 %
 Moldavian 600 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mordvinian 4,300 110,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
Ossetic 6,900 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 51.00 % 1.00 %
 Parsee 2,500 166,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Parya 3,900 5,300 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 71,000 40,544,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Romani, Domari 3,000 3,340,000 Tajiki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Romanian 700 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 43,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Sanglechi 1,700 4,200 Sanglechi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shughni, Shugnan-Rushan 122,000 162,000 Shughni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tajik 7,005,000 8,952,000 Tajiki Islam 0.40 % 0.04 %
 Tatar 8,100 6,363,000 Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Turk 1,400 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen 19,000 8,046,000 Turkmen Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Udmurt 1,100 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 55.00 % 0.50 %
 Ukrainian 3,900 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 81.00 % 3.80 %
 Uyghur 1,000 11,900,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 1,302,000 27,555,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Wakhi 34,000 115,000 Wakhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yagnob 16,000 16,000 Yagnobi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yazgul 13,000 13,000 Yazgulyam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  41 8,816,000       24   1.02 % 0.09 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 42,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 8,858,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Tajiki Spoken abh 1 1
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Balochi, Western bgn 1 1 Bible Portions
Bashkort bak 1 0 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete Bible
Domari rmt 1 1
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Ishkashimi isk 1 1
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Lak lbe 1 1 Bible Portions
Mari, Meadow mhr 1 0 New Testament
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Parsi prp 1 1
Parya paq 1 1
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Sanglechi sgy 1 1
Shughni sgh 1 1 Bible Portions
Tajiki tgk 2 2 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 New Testament
Udmurt udm 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1
Uyghur uig 1 1 New Testament
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Wakhi wbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Yagnobi yai 1 1
Yazgulyam yah 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 39 41 24   12 25 28 30 12

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
1.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
95.9 %
Non-Religious
3.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.3 %
Orthodox
80.6 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
9.9 %
Roman Catholic
3.9 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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Tajikistan Statistics
People Groups 41
Unreached People Groups 24  (58.5%)
Population 8,816,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 8,718,000  (98.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 194 to 225
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.9%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization Unknown
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TI
Official National Language Tajiki
Secondary National Language Russian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking 35 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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