• PEOPLE NAME: DEAF TAJIKISTANIS OF TAJIKISTAN


PEID: 46994

ROP: 114916

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Affinity Group: Deaf Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Deaf Peoples

People Cluster: Deaf

Language: Russian Sign Language - (rsl)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Tajikistan

Also found in: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belarus; Belgium; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Central African Republic; Chad; Chile; China; Colombia; Comoros; Congo (Brazzaville); Congo (Kinshasa); Costa Rica; Cote d’Ivoire; Croatia; Cuba; Curacao; Cyprus; Czechia; Denmark; Djibouti; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Estonia; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Fiji; Finland; France; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Gaza Strip; Georgia; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Greenland; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kosovo; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Laos; Latvia; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Malta; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; North Korea; North Macedonia; Norway; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Qatar; Reunion; Romania; Russia; Rwanda; Saint Lucia; Samoa; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Slovakia; Slovenia; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Korea; South Sudan; Spain; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uganda; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Vietnam; West Bank; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Population: 20,000

Global Population: 71,822,750


PEID: 46994

ROP: 114916

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Deaf Tajikistanis of Tajikistan, numbering 20,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Deaf people cluster within the Deaf Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 71,822,750 in 183 countries. Their primary language is Russian Sign Language. The primary religion practiced by the Deaf Tajikistanis is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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