Country: Tajikistan

Number of People Groups

31

People Groups Unreached

27 (87.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

9,231,000

Population in Unreached

9,202,000 (99.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.2%

% Evangelical

0.01%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.9%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Aimaq 1,000 1,797,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Tajiki 1,400 18,000 Arabic, Tajiki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Arab, Uzbeki 4,900 23,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 900 15,618,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.00 % -
Deaf 75,000 46,968,000 Language unknown Islam 1.04 % 2
Ghami 30,000 30,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hazara 1,600 4,576,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ishkashimi 1,600 4,700 Ishkashimi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kataghan 8,900 8,900 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 800 15,484,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 700 80,716,000 Korean Non-Religious 23.00 % 12.00 % -
Kulobi 811,000 811,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 16
 Kyrgyz 68,000 5,354,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lyuli 4,500 18,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parsee 2,600 163,000 Persian, Iranian Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parya 4,400 5,900 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun 4,700 34,339,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 600 41,266,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 3,000 3,462,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Russian 26,000 134,030,000 Russian Christianity 61.00 % 1.50 % -
Sanglechi 1,900 4,600 Sanglechi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shughni, Shugnan-Rushan 38,000 82,000 Shughni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tajik 6,956,000 9,974,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 139
 Tatar 7,600 5,950,000 Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 1,700 61,293,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 18,000 8,168,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 1,300 37,289,000 Russian Christianity 77.00 % 3.00 % -
 Uzbek, Northern 1,097,000 30,939,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 22
 Wakhi 19,000 114,000 Wakhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yagnob 28,000 28,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yazgul 11,000 11,000 Yazgulyam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  31 9,231,000         27 0.20 % 0.01 % 202 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 90,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 9,321,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   9,231,000 31 27 87.1 % 9,202,000 99.7 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 3,132.6 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 8,167.3 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 2,176.6 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 1,259.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
9,231,000
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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
Aimaq aiq 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Tajiki Spoken abh 1 1 Translation Needed
Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken auz 1 1 Unspecified
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Hazaragi haz 1 1 Bible Portions
Ishkashimi isk 1 1 Unspecified
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Parya paq 1 1 Unspecified
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 2 2 Complete Bible
Russian rus 3 1 Complete Bible
Sanglechi sgy 1 1 Translation Needed
Shughni sgh 1 1 Bible Portions
Tajik tgk 4 4 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Uzbek, Northern uzn 3 3 Complete Bible
Wakhi wbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Yazgulyam yah 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 23 31 27   9 11 14 19 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
99.7 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Tajikistan. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Tajikistan
  • Christian ministry in Tajikistan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Tajikistan Statistics
People Groups 31
Unreached People Groups 27  (87.1%)
Population 9,231,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 9,202,000  (99.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 202
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.9%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 27%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TI
Official Language(s) TajikRussian
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 92,000
Persecution Ranking 29 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.