Tajik in Canada

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The first Tajiks moved to Canada in the 1970s. This was a small number of people. Others, from Afghanistan, began to go to Canada in the 1980s when the USSR invaded that country. There has been a steady stream of Afghan Tajiks entering Canada, but the numbers are not large. They usually move to Canada for safety from the violence in Afghanistan.

Where Are they Located?

The Afghan Tajiks gravitate to urban centers: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and Quebec City.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of the Afghan Tajiks in Canada are in the process of learning new job skills and either English or French.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They had few if any opportunities to hear about Jesus in Afghanistan or Tajikistan, though they can hear of Him in Canada. Some are good Muslims while others have given up on Allah.

What Are Their Needs?

The Afghan Tajiks need to learn new language and job skills that will enable them to be employable in Canada. People who love Jesus and have the right skills can help them.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tajik in Canada.

Pray for the Lord to raise up believers in Canada who will whatever time is needed with the Afghan Tajiks and teach them marketable skills.
Pray for believers to show Afghan Tajiks the way to follow Jesus.
Pray for a strong disciple-making movement among Tajiks to begin in Canada.



Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-20
Tajiks profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Tajik
People Name in Country Tajik
Pronunciation TAH-jeek
Population this Country 1,900
Population all Countries 10,203,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Tadzhik; Tadzhiki; ताजिक
People ID 15201
ROP3 Code 109733
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Tajik (1,900 speakers)
Language Code tgk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tajik (1,900 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  (1992-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tajiki
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Fifth Namaz
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tajik
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.03 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.96 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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