Pray for: Tajikistan

Flag for Tajikistan

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Dushanbe
Population: 9,749,625
% Urban: 27.7 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 37.1 %
Official Language: Tajik
Languages: 33
Literacy Rate: 99 %
HDI Ranking: 125 / 189
% Christian: 1 %
% Evangelical: 0.1 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 93.9 %
People Groups: 43
Least Reached People Groups: 31
% Unevangelized: 56 %
Persecution Ranking: 33 / 50


Title: Tajikistan

Tier: 1

Type: country

The civil war of the 1990s left an unforgettable mark on the nation. 83% of the population still live below the poverty line. Prisoners, the elderly, widows, and orphans face the greatest risks. The country needs relief-and-development work, as well as education and business training. Pray for sensitive Christian ministry that can address the great social and spiritual needs. Ask God to call more long-term personnel, especially from among Iranian believers who have an ethnic relationship with the Tajiks.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.