Tajik in Pakistan


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

Introduction

A fish out of water? That might be a good way to describe the Tajiks in Pakistan. Other than their shared Sunni Muslim religion, they share little in common with the Pakistani majority. Their language is far different, and even their history is tainted by Russian colonialism rather than British colonialism.


Ministry Obstacles

Sunni Islam claims to offer the way to live based on the teachings spelled out in the Koran, the Muslim holy book. Very few people in the Tajik communities of Pakistan will challenge this traditional belief.


Outreach Ideas

There are Punjabi-speaking believers in Pakistan and a few Tajik speaking ones who live hundreds of miles away. They can be Christ's ambassadors to these Sunni Muslims.


Prayer Focus

If there are any followers of Christ among the Tajiks in Pakistan, they need the power of the Holy Spirit to stand up against a tsunami of spiritual opposition. It will take much dedication to the only Savior for them to stand up for Christ. Pray for Tajiks to receive justice and mercy in a land where minorities are often mistreated.

Pray for a movement to Christ among the Tajiks of Pakistan that will spread throughout Central Asia.

Pray for Tajik-language biblical materials to become easy to access, and for Tajik leaders to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Tajik in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-28
Tajiks profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Tajik
People Name in Country Tajik
Pronunciation TAH-jeek
Population this Country 904,000
Population all Countries 10,203,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 18
Alternate Names Tadzhik; Tadzhiki; ताजिक
People ID 15201
ROP3 Code 109733
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Balochistan
412,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
339,000
Sindh
82,000
Punjab
59,000
Islamabad
9,800
Azad Kashmir
2,800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Balochistan 412,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 339,000
  Sindh 82,000
  Punjab 59,000
  Islamabad 9,800
  Azad Kashmir 2,800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Dari (928,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Pashto, Central
15,000
Tajik
8,500
Hindko, Northern
6,000
Saraiki
5,300
Punjabi, Western
1,800
Hindko, Southern
600
Urdu
400
Pahari-Potwari
200
Primary Language Dari (928,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Pashto, Central 15,000
  Tajik 8,500
  Hindko, Northern 6,000
  Saraiki 5,300
  Punjabi, Western 1,800
  Hindko, Southern 600
  Urdu 400
  Pahari-Potwari 200
People Groups Speaking Dari

Primary Language:  Dari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1982-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
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
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dari
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 7 - Golgotha
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
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 People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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