Tajik, Afghan in Canada


Population
13,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The first Tajiks moved to Canada in the 1970s. This was a small number of people. Others, from Afghanistan, began to go to Canada in the 1980s when the USSR invaded that country. There has been a steady stream of Afghan Tajiks entering Canada, but the numbers are not large. They usually move to Canada for safety from the violence in Afghanistan.


Where Are they Located?

The Afghan Tajiks gravitate to urban centers: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and Quebec City.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of the Afghan Tajiks in Canada are in the process of learning new job skills and either English or French.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They had few if any opportunities to hear about Jesus in Afghanistan or Tajikistan, though they can hear of Him in Canada. Some are good Muslims while others have given up on Allah.


What Are Their Needs?

The Afghan Tajiks need to learn new language and job skills that will enable them to be employable in Canada. People who love Jesus and have the right skills can help them.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to raise up believers in Canada who will whatever time is needed with the Afghan Tajiks and teach them marketable skills.
* Pray for believers to show Afghan Tajiks the way to follow Jesus.
* Pray for a strong disciple-making movement among Tajiks to begin in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajik_Canadians
https://weblog.iom.int/tajikistan/canadian-orienation-abroad-training-afghan-refugees
http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/news/latest/2004/11/419ca0f14/hundreds-afghans-tajikistan-accepted-resettlement-canada.html
http://www.eurasianet.org/node/76786
http://www.afghanemb-canada.net/about-afghanistan-embassy-canada-ottawa/afghanistan-in-brief-embassy-canada-ottawa/arts-and-culture.html
http://www.expat.com/en/nationalities/tajik/in/north-america/canada/


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Tajik, Afghan
People Name in Country Tajik, Afghan
Population in Canada 13,000
World Population 8,666,600
Total Countries 12
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Fars, Irani, Persian
People ID 14372
ROP3 Code 107989

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Dari (13,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: prs   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dari (13,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1974)
New Testament Yes   (1982-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (2008)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Farsi, Eastern (Dari)
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Today's Dari Version
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.03 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.96 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Chuck Holton   Creative Commons  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
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