Tajik in Uzbekistan


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Main Language
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Introduction

Tajiks are one of the major people groups of Central Asia. Tajiks have repeatedly been invaded and conquered throughout their history. The armies of Alexander the Great, the Arabs in the seventh century, Genghis Khan, the Turks, the British, and the Russian empire have all had a profound impact on these people. They live in tight-knit communities and are a very hospitable people whether they are in their own country of Tajikistan or in neighboring Uzbekistan.


Ministry Obstacles

Most Tajiks are Sunni Muslims, although some are Shia, and one-tenth are considered non-religious. They have remained closed to the gospel.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for humanly impossible obstacles to the gospel to be made possible by the work of the Holy Spirit. Pray that it will result in many from today's frontier people group coming together for prayer and fellowship in the greatest name, that of Lord Jesus Christ.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Jesus Christ among Tajik people in Uzbekistan, so pray that this changes soon. * Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Tajiks in Uzbekistan.
* Pray that many among these hospitable people will become Persons of Peace to pave the way for Christ's ambassadors to take the Lord's blessings to them.
* Pray for a movement of Tajik households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Tajik in Uzbekistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

The Tajiks of Central Asia

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-20
People Name General Tajik
People Name in Country Tajik
Pronunciation TAH-jeek
Population this Country 1,596,000
Population all Countries 10,107,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 32
Alternate Names Tadzhik; Tadzhiki; ताजिक
People ID 15201
ROP3 Code 109733
Country Uzbekistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Qashqadaryo, Surxondaryo, Buxoro, Samarqand, Farg ona, and Navoiy regions; several separate enclaves.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Uzbekistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Qashqadaryo, Surxondaryo, Buxoro, Samarqand, Farg ona, and Navoiy regions; several separate enclaves..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Tajik (1,596,000 speakers)
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tajik (1,596,000 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  (1992-2017)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
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)
Film / Video The Fifth Namaz
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Хушхабар
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.07 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
94.90 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.0 %
Orthodox
88.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
1.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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