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PEID: 24315

ROP: 109733

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Tajik

Language: Tajik - (tgk)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Uzbekistan

Also found in: Afghanistan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Pakistan; Russia; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan

Population: 1,545,000

Global Population: 20,456,000

PEID: 24315

ROP: 109733

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Tajiks of Uzbekistan, numbering 1,545,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Tajik people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 20,456,000 in 8 countries. Their primary language is Tajik. 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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