Turkmen in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

The majority of Turkmen live in Turkmenistan, which is located in south Central Asia along the Caspian Sea. Many others live in the surrounding Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and a small number are in Pakistan. Their culture has been strongly influenced in the past by both the Turkic conquerors, who imposed their language on them, and the Arabs, who forced them to convert to Islam. Long ago, they developed a strong ethnic identity as "children of the desert" because they would plunder rich caravans of Persian traders.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Tribal loyalties continue to have a strong influence over the people. The largest descent group is the tribe, then the clan, then the family. Members of a tribe are bound by a strong sense of family loyalty. Tribal loyalty is reinforced by the fact that the Turkmen will only marry within their tribes. Arranged marriages are common, and families often intermarry to preserve wealth. Although there have been political and economic changes through the years, less changes have occurred in the areas of family life and religion. The Turkmen are especially known for their brisk trade in the bazaars, where many samples of their handicrafts can be found. Some of these include metal and wooden household utensils, tools, and furniture. Many have also supplemented their income by producing intricately designed carpets. Oil and gas production are the major sources of wealth. Turkmen tend to be physically strong. They are characterized by their hospitality, sincerity, and trustworthiness; however, they are also known as being hot-headed and revengeful.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Turkmen are officially Sunni Muslim, but they often depend on other spiritual forces for their daily needs.


What Are Their Needs?

There is little awareness of biblical Christianity among the Turkmen, and very few are believers in Pakistan. Laborers and evangelistic tools are desperately needed for the Turkmen. A gospel witness to Turkmen will be most effective coming from other Turkmen who are culturally sensitive.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Turkmen in Pakistan.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Turkmen in Pakistan. Pray for the Turkmen to crave true holiness and find that in Jesus Christ. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Turkmen in Pakistan this decade.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Turkmen
People Name in Country Turkmen
Population this Country 133,000
Population all Countries 7,987,000
Total Countries 12
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Anauli; Chaghatai; Esari; Goklen; Jagarta; Trukhmeny; Turkoman; Yomud; टर्कमेन
People ID 15654
ROP3 Code 110306
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
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
81,000
Balochistan
32,000
Punjab
15,000
Sindh
5,000
Azad Kashmir
300
Islamabad
300
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
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 81,000
  Balochistan 32,000
  Punjab 15,000
  Sindh 5,000
  Azad Kashmir 300
  Islamabad 300
Website South Asia Peoples

Primary Language:  Turkmen

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1880-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1880-2005)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2016-2017)
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 Online Scripture / NT
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / NT
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video From Darkness to Light - SpaSub
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Turkmen
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video More Than Dreams-Ali
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 Prophets' Story
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
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 Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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