Afghan of Afghanistan

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Afghan 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.

Ministry Obstacles

The Tajik have been Muslim for many generations. They acknowledge Jesus as an honored prophet, but not as deity, the Son of God.

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3

People Name: Afghan
Country: Afghanistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 8,207,000
World Population: 8,595,000
Language: Dari
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image