Yazgul in Tajikistan

The Yazgul have only been reported in Tajikistan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Yazgul is more of a language than an ethnic group. It has two dialects, one for those who live in the mountains, and another for those who live at lower elevations. Most people who speak this language also speak Tajik, the national language of Tajikistan.


Where Are they Located?

Yazgul speakers like in Tajikistan's Khation Province, and Gorno-Badakshan Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though the two Yazgul speaking groups (higher and lower elevations) are both agricultural, they grow different crops. Those in the lower elevations are more likely to have orchards, while those in the mountains must depend more heavily on livestock. Both groups also send hand crafts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by Yazgul speakers is Shi 'ite Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. They live among mainly Sunni Muslims. There is often hostility between the two sectors of Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Many of these people (especially those who live in the mountains) are isolated from any gospel witness.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Yazgul in Tajikistan.

* Pray that the Yazgul speakers will be able to access gospel recordings and Bible portions.
* Pray for the Lord to send out someone to take Christ to the Yazgul speakers.
* Pray for a strong disciple making movement to emerge among these Muslims.


References

http://www.nativeplanet.org/indigenous/ethnicdiversity/asia/tajikistan/indigenous_data_tajikistan_yazgulyam.shtml
http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/yazgulamis.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazghulami_language
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=24519


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Yazgul
People Name in Country Yazgul
Population this Country 11,000
Population all Countries 11,000
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 Yazgulam
People ID 16013
ROP3 Code 111016
Country Tajikistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kuhistoni Badakhshon province, Yazgulyam river valley, Motravn, Shavud, Budun, Vishkharv, Andarbag, Zhamag, Zaich, and Ubaghn; Kuybishev area; Dushanbe area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Tajikistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kuhistoni Badakhshon province, Yazgulyam river valley, Motravn, Shavud, Budun, Vishkharv, Andarbag, Zhamag, Zaich, and Ubaghn; Kuybishev area; Dushanbe area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Yazgul in Tajikistan Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Tajik
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Yazgulyam
Primary Language Tajik
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Yazgulyam
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 0.00 %)
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
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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