PEID: 24519

ROP: 111016

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Tajik

Language: Yazgulyam - (yah)

Alternate Name(s): Yazgulam, Yazgul

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Tajikistan

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Population: 5,200

Global Population: 5,200

PEID: 24519

ROP: 111016

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Yaz Gulom of Tajikistan, numbering 5,200, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tajik people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Tajikistan. Their primary language is Yazgulyam. The primary religion practiced by the Yaz Gulom is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.

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