Country: Tajikistan

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

31 (79.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

9,908,000

Population in Unreached

9,854,000 (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 2,174,000 Aimaq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Tajiki 1,500 20,000 Arabic, Tajiki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Uzbeki 5,300 23,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 9,500 6,292,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 Baloch, Western 6,800 1,315,000 Balochi, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir 8,800 1,711,000 Bashkort Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Belarusian 6,900 9,395,000 Belarusian Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Chinese, general 1,000 15,654,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.00 % -
 Chuvash 4,100 1,509,000 Chuvash Christianity 55.00 % 1.80 % -
 Deaf 80,000 48,824,000 Language unknown Islam 1.04 % 2
 Georgian 1,500 3,439,000 Georgian Christianity 88.00 % 2.00 % -
Ghami 32,000 32,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hazara 1,700 4,295,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ishkashimi 1,700 5,000 Ishkashimi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kataghan 9,500 9,500 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 800 17,734,000 Kazakh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khik (Wakhi) 20,000 119,000 Wakhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 800 81,346,000 Korean Non-Religious 23.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kulobi 866,000 866,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 17
 Kyrgyz 73,000 5,885,000 Kyrgyz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lak 2,200 177,000 Lak Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Lyuli 4,800 23,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parsee 2,800 168,000 Persian, Iranian Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parya 4,700 6,400 Parya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun 5,000 34,457,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Southern 35,000 10,824,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 600 43,037,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari 3,200 3,611,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Russian 28,000 135,489,000 Russian Christianity 61.00 % 1.50 % -
Sanglechi 2,000 4,900 Sanglechi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shughni, Shugnan-Rushan 90,000 137,000 Shughni Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tajik 7,354,000 10,396,000 Tajik Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 147
 Tatar 8,200 6,370,000 Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 1,800 65,645,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen 19,000 8,197,000 Turkmen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 1,400 36,992,000 Russian Christianity 77.00 % 3.00 % -
 Uzbek, Northern 1,172,000 31,767,000 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 Yazgulyam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  39 9,908,000         31 0.42 % 0.07 % 217 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 49,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 9,957,000                

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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 9,957,000
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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 5 5 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
Yazgulyam yah 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 31 39 31   12 19 22 24 0
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Tajikistan
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Tajikistan Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 31  (79.5%)
Population 9,908,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 9,854,000  (99.5%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 217
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 99,000
Persecution Ranking 45 (1=Highest) Open Doors
Tajikistan Maps
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