Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Romani

Language: Tajik - (tgk)

Alternate Name(s): Gypsy, Mughat, Jughi, "Luli Gypsy"

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Tajikistan

Also found in: Uzbekistan

Population: 23,500

Global Population: 37,500

PEID: 49992

ROP: 118183

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Mugat of Tajikistan, numbering 23,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Romani people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 37,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Tajik. The primary religion practiced by the Mugat 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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