Tajikistan

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Tajikistan

Republic of Tajikistan

Asia

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Geography

Area: 143,100 sq km

Bordering on Afghanistan, China, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The Pamir and Tien-Shan Mountains are 93% of the surface area.

Population: 7,074,845    Annual Growth: 1.60%

Capital: Dushanbe

Urbanites: 26.5%

HDI Rank: 127 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 46 (59% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Tajik    Languages: 33 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians73,5781.04-2.2
Evangelicals6,9520.16.9
Muslim6,645,40293.93 

Answer to Prayer

Marked improvement in stability and security since the end of the civil war allows for effective ministry.

Challenge for Prayer

The Christian population has been massively reduced by emigration. It was and remains largely Russian Orthodox. The civil war and its aftermath drove out the majority; most of the remainder are cultural/nominal Christians with little desire to share the gospel with indigenous peoples. Pray that such a vision might be awakened. While multi-ethnic congregations exist in a few cities, the bulk of the rural majority remains unreached. Pray also for contextually sensitive outreach efforts and for church structures that will reproduce in rural areas.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Tajikistan.