Tajik in United States


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Introduction / History

Tajikistan is the poorest nation in Central Asia. Tajiks come to the USA searching for peace, a better economic situation and an improved life for their children. Violence and civil wars have raged in the area where the Tajiks live for decades.

American Tajiks are Americans who are descended from Tajiks in Central Asia or are Tajiks who have come to live in America. Tajiks live in over 20 nations of the world. The largest population is in the Central Asia county of Tajikistan followed by Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Russia. In their homeland most Tajiks work as herders and farmers.

Most American Tajiks live in New York, California, Washington, and Nebraska. A complete Bible became available in the Tajik language in 2016.


What Are Their Lives Like?

When a Tajik family migrates to the USA, they face huge challenges. They must find a place to live, learn English, enroll their children in school and find employment. Moving from Central Asia to a modern, industrial society such the USA represents a big change. Tajik adults often have to take menial jobs like taxi drivers, work in restaurants and in sanitation while their English improves. Once they become proficient in English, they can get better paying jobs.

Within a few years Tajik children become much like other American children in language, culture and beliefs. In Central Asia, parents frequently choose their children’s spouses. In the USA, young people choose their mates. In Central Asia, Tajiks marry within their group. In the USA Tajik young people often marry people outside of their Tajik heritage.

There are Tajik Associations in America. These help with preserving Tajik culture and address the needs of Tajik Americans as well as help integrate Tajiks into American society.

The Tajiks in America speak Tajik with their families and English at work and in school. In Central Asia, a Muslim man may legally have up to four wives. In the USA, monogamy or marriage to one spouse is the law of the land. Tajiks often have more children than other Americans. Children, especially boys, are seen as great blessings from Allah.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all Tajiks are Muslims. Being a Muslim is part of a Tajik’s identity. In the USA Tajiks often become secular. Some retain their Islamic beliefs and attend mosque on Friday with other American Muslims.

Only a tiny fraction of Tajiks claims to be followers of Jesus Christ.

What Are Their Needs?


What Are Their Needs?

Pray that God will give the Tajiks dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

Pray that the Tajiks as they read the Koran will be attracted to Jesus and then read the Bible to find out more about Christ.

Pray that American Christians will help Tajiks in practical ways and lead them to the Lord.

Ask the Lord to raise up a disciple making movement among the American Tajiks in this decade.


Prayer Points

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistani_Americans


Scripture Prayers for the Tajik in United States.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-05-14
Tajiks profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Tajik
People Name in Country Tajik
Pronunciation TAH-jeek
Population this Country 9,400
Population all Countries 10,396,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Tadzhik; Tadzhiki; ताजिक
People ID 15201
ROP3 Code 109733
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Tajik (9,400 speakers)
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tajik (9,400 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  (1992-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tajiki
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Fifth Namaz
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tajik
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.60 %
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 
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