Afghan Tajiks in Kazakhstan

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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Originally, Tajik people migrated to Kazakhstan territory after Islam was introduced to Central Asia. At that time, Tajiks were Zoroastrians who worshiped using fire. This conflicted with Islam, so many migrated to Kazakhstan.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Afghan Tajiks in Kazakhstan speak the Dari language. Their lives are dominated by the tenants of the Islamic religion and law system.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are entirely Muslim in their beliefs. These people for whom Christ laid down his life, depend upon their good works to pay the penalty for their sins. They believe that Allah determines their eternal salvation.

What Are Their Needs?

There is little opportunity for outsiders to live and minister among these unreached people, because of their closed lifestyle. However, the Holy Spirit is providing many miracles among closed people groups today. Afghan Tajiks in Kazakhstan need to meet the Lord Jesus as their savior who loves them and has provided payment for the penalty of their sins.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Afghan, Tajik in Kazakhstan.

Pray that Almighty God will soften the hearts of Afghan Tajik leaders while increasing spiritual hunger in the hearts of these people, yet unreached with the gospel. Pray that God will move mightily among families to begin a lasting movement to himself. Pray for workers.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Afghan, Tajik
People Name in Country Afghan, Tajik
Pronunciation TAH-jeek
Natural Name Afghan Tajiks
Natural Pronunciation TAH-jeeks
Population this Country 800
Population all Countries 11,237,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Fars; Irani; Persian
People ID 14372
ROP3 Code 107989
Country Kazakhstan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Kazakhstan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Dari (800 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dari (800 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dari

Primary Language:  Dari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1982-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dari
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 7 - Golgotha
General Four Spiritual Laws
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Chuck Holton  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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