Tajik in Tajikistan

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Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Tajik
Country: Tajikistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,631,000
World Population: 10,950,200
Primary Language: Tajik
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.05 %
Evangelicals: 0.05 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Tajik
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
Progress Level:


Tajikistan is the poorest of the five former Soviet "-stan" countries. Most Tajiks are farmers and shepherds. Seasonal grasses create suitable pastures for raising sheep, goats, cattle, camels and horses. They also practice a remarkable system of terraced, mountainside irrigation so that wheat and barley can be grown at the higher, dry altitudes. An increasing number of Tajiks have moved to the cities over the past 50 years. Poetry plays an important part in Tajik culture. It is read at important celebrations and often sung. Even the Koran has been put to music.

Ministry Obstacles

These Muslims have been abused by the Russians, and they equate the Russians with Christianity.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that Tajik believers would live such holy lives that others would desire to have the same spiritual riches found only in Christ. Pray that Tajiks would not judge Christianity as a "Russian religion," but see their own need for salvation and the forgiveness of their sins from a sinless savior. Ask God to raise up more long-term missionaries. Ask the Lord to raise up a Disciple Making Movement among the Tajiks soon.

Text Source:   Joshua Project