Tajik, Afghani of Afghanistan
Modern Tajiks are descended from Persian peoples. They have always spoken Persian (speaking the related Dari dialect in Afghanistan). Originally a tribal group, they abandoned strict organizational structure long ago. However, cultural traditions are guarded and observed - traditions that survived centuries of invasion by forces ranging from ancient Arab hordes to recent Taliban fighters.
The Tajik have been Muslim for many generations. They acknowledge Jesus as an honored prophet, but not as deity, the Son of God.
The Tajik do not have a high literacy rate. The Gospel can probably best come to them using oral means: videos, recordings, radio, stories from Scripture.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a handful of believers among the Tajiks of Afghanistan. Pray for their protection, and that they will be full of the fruit of God's Spirit - love, joy, peace.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray for peace in Afghanistan, for a stable and effective government, and for improved living conditions for all people.
"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3
People Name: Tajik, Afghani
10/40 Window: Yes
World Population: 8,706,000
Language: Farsi, Eastern (Dari)
Primary Religion: Islam
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
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