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PEID: 24018

ROP: 109733

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Tajik

Language: Dari - (prs)

Alternate Name(s): Farsiwan

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Afghanistan

Also found in: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Pakistan; Russia; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 10,370,000

Global Population: 22,076,000

PEID: 24018

ROP: 109733

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Tajiks of Afghanistan, numbering 10,370,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tajik people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 22,076,000 in 9 countries. Their primary language is Dari. The primary religion practiced by the Tajiks is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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