Tajik in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction

A fish out of water? That might be a good way to describe the Tajiks in Pakistan. Other than their shared Sunni Muslim religion, they share little in common with the Pakistani majority. Their language is far different, and even their history is tainted by Russian colonialism rather than British colonialism.


Ministry Obstacles

Sunni Islam claims to offer the way to live based on the teachings spelled out in the Koran, the Muslim holy book. Very few people in the Tajik communities of Pakistan will challenge this traditional belief.


Outreach Ideas

There are Punjabi-speaking believers in Pakistan and a few Tajik speaking ones who live hundreds of miles away. They can be Christ's ambassadors to these Sunni Muslims.


Prayer Focus

If there are any followers of Christ among the Tajiks in Pakistan, they need the power of the Holy Spirit to stand up against a tsunami of spiritual opposition. It will take much dedication to the only Savior for them to stand up for Christ. *Pray for Tajiks to receive justice and mercy in a land where minorities are often mistreated.

*Pray for a movement to Christ among the Tajiks of Pakistan that will spread throughout Central Asia.

*Pray for Tajik-language biblical materials to become easy to access, and for Tajik leaders to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Tajik in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-28
Tajiks profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Tajik
People Name in Country Tajik
Pronunciation TAH-jeek
Population this Country 781,000
Population all Countries 10,155,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names Tadzhik; Tadzhiki; ताजिक
People ID 15201
ROP3 Code 109733
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Balochistan
355,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
292,000
Sindh
71,000
Punjab
51,000
Islamabad
8,500
Azad Kashmir
2,400
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Balochistan 355,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 292,000
  Sindh 71,000
  Punjab 51,000
  Islamabad 8,500
  Azad Kashmir 2,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Dari (929,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Pashto, Central
15,000
Tajik
7,400
Hindko, Northern
6,000
Primary Language Dari (929,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Pashto, Central 15,000
  Tajik 7,400
  Hindko, Northern 6,000
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
Amazon
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 Indigitube.tv 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 *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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