Tajikistan TJ

245,392

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

31,778

Indicated decisions 2014

8.6 million

Population

74,000

Christians
7,000 (mostly Slavs or German expatriates) are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Tajikistan
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Decisions to Visits- 12.95% (21st).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    133/187
  • Internet Access

    16.14% (113th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Tajik (65.9%); Uzbek (22.8%); Russian (2.1%); Shughni (1.4%); Kyrgyz (1.4%); Tartar (1.4%).
  • Common Languages

    Tajik
  • Economy

    Has mineral and hydroelectric power potential; Poorest of the former Soviet states.
    Collapse of the Soviet Union and the civil war that followed damaged the economy.
    Organized crime prospers while most people in poverty; Dependent on external foreign aid.
    Up to 47% of population lives below the poverty line; Lots of needs to develop economy.
  • History / Politics

    Was on the Northeast of the Persian empire; Russia ruled from mid-19th century on.
    After the Soviet collapse in 1991, embroiled in civil war until 1997.
    Has an elected president and parliament, but elections are said to not be entirely fair.
  • Spirituality

    Most Christians are Russian Orthodox, and most left the country during the civil war.
    The government limits or restricts religious teaching and evangelism.
    About 94% of people are Muslims, but practice superstitions or a form of Zoroastrianism.
    Christian radio, TV, and the Internet may be necessary to reach this nation in the short term.
  • Prayers

    Pray for more freedom of religion within the nation.
    Pray that the Lord will use Christian Internet, radio, and TV to open people to the Gospel.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.