Tajik in Canada


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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Tajik in Canada.

* 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 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-20
People Name General Tajik
People Name in Country Tajik
World Population 9,099,000
Total Countries 19
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Tadzhik, Tadzhiki, ताजिक
People ID 15201
ROP3 Code 109733
Country Canada
Region North America and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region North America and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Tajik (1,000 speakers)
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tajik (1,000 speakers)
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tajik

Primary Language:  Tajik

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1983)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1992)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Tajiki
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Хушхабар
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
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 Anonymous 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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