Yagnob in Tajikistan

The Yagnob have only been reported in Tajikistan
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Introduction

The Yagnobi people are an ethnic minority in Tajikistan. The Soviet Union forced resettlement in 1957 and 1970 from the Yagnob mountains to the semi-desert lowlands of Tajikistan. Red Army helicopters were sent to evacuate the population. Some Yagnobians died of shock in helicopters as they were moved to the plains. Yagnobians were forced into hard labor by Communist officials to work on the cotton plantations on the plains. Yagnobian ethnicity was officially abolished by the Soviet State. Through the change in climate and back-breaking work, several hundred Yagnobians died. Since 1983, families have begun to return to the Yagnob Valley.


Ministry Obstacles

There are no known Christian resources available in the Yagnobi language.


Outreach Ideas

Many of the Yagnobi people, especially the younger ones, speak the Tajiki language. There are many resources available in this language. Workers are needed to carry these resources to the Yagnobi people who speak Tajiki.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no followers of Jesus among the Yagnobi tribe. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself, that they won't be ashamed of the Gospel, believing it is the power of God unto salvation.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Yagnobi will once again be able to flourish as they did before the Communists came. Pray for good schools, for adequate medical facilities, and employment opportunities.


Scripture Prayers for the Yagnob in Tajikistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yagnob
People Name in Country Yagnob
World Population 28,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Yagnobi
People ID 15940
ROP3 Code 110917
Country Tajikistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sughd region, Zafarabad; north of Dushanbe; Yagnob river (the homeland), high mountain valley.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Tajikistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sughd region, Zafarabad; north of Dushanbe; Yagnob river (the homeland), high mountain valley..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Tajik
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Yagnobi
Primary Language Tajik
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Yagnobi
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)
Film / Video The Fifth Namaz
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Хушхабар
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Mikhael Romanyuk / Anvar Buzurukov / TSEU  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more