Country: Tajikistan

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

31 (79.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

9,703,000

Population in Unreached

9,651,000 (99.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

0.42%

% Evangelical

0.07%

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 2,129,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Tajiki 1,500 20,000 Arabic, Tajiki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Arab, Uzbeki 5,100 23,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 9,300 6,276,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 Baloch, Western 6,600 1,294,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 8,600 1,711,000 Bashkort Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Belarusian 6,700 9,394,000 Belarusian Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Chinese, general 1,000 15,472,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.00 % -
 Chuvash 4,000 1,510,000 Chuvash Christianity 55.00 % 1.80 % -
 Deaf 79,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Islam 1.04 % 2
 Georgian 1,500 3,511,000 Georgian Christianity 88.00 % 2.00 % -
Ghami 31,000 31,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hazara 1,700 4,754,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ishkashimi 1,700 4,900 Ishkashimi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kataghan 9,300 9,300 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 800 15,888,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khik (Wakhi) 20,000 109,000 Wakhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 800 81,131,000 Korean Non-Religious 23.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kulobi 848,000 848,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 17
 Kyrgyz 71,000 5,801,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lak 2,200 177,000 Lak Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Lyuli 4,700 22,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parsee 2,700 153,000 Persian, Iranian Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parya 4,600 6,200 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun 4,900 29,661,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Southern 34,000 10,284,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 600 42,335,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 3,200 3,554,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Russian 27,000 133,795,000 Russian Christianity 61.00 % 1.50 % -
Sanglechi 2,000 4,800 Sanglechi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shughni, Shugnan-Rushan 88,000 134,000 Shughni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tajik 7,201,000 10,080,000 Tajik Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 144
 Tatar 8,000 6,364,000 Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 1,800 63,833,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 19,000 8,047,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 1,300 36,945,000 Russian Christianity 77.00 % 3.00 % -
 Uzbek, Northern 1,148,000 31,315,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.14 % 0.13 % 23
 Yagnob 30,000 30,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Yazgul 11,000 11,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  39 9,703,000         31 0.42 % 0.07 % 214 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 47,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 9,750,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Chatlon, Khatlon 3,351,000
Dushanbe 866,000
Gorno-Badakhshan 233,000
Karotegan 2,169,000
Sugd 2,720,000
Tadzhikistan Territories 0
Provinces:  6 9,339,000
UN Country Population 9,750,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 2,988.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 7,979.9 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 2,137.2 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 1,190.1 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
9,703,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this 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
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Balochi, Western bgn 1 1 Bible Portions
Bashkort bak 1 1 New Testament
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chuvash chv 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 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
Lak lbe 1 1 Bible Portions
Parya paq 1 1 Unspecified
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
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 6 6 Complete Bible
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkmen tuk 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Uzbek, Northern uzn 2 2 Complete Bible
Wakhi wbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 30 39 31   12 16 22 23 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
0.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
99.4 %
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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  • Church planting agencies in Tajikistan
  • Christian ministry in Tajikistan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Tajikistan Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 31  (79.5%)
Population 9,703,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 9,651,000  (99.5%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 214
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 97,000
Persecution Ranking 33 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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