The Afghan Tajiks are the second largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, and
constitute about one-third of the population. Their language Dari is a close
dialect of Farsi, spoken by Persians in Iran. Dari is also the predominate trade
language of Afghanistan.
• Tajiks in Afghanistan suffered greatly at the hands of the Muslim Pashtun. Pray for
reconciliation between Pashtu and Tajik believers in Jesus, that would demonstrate
a powerful witness of love to all.
• Many Afghan Tajiks are watching satellite gospel broadcasting created by Iranian
believers. Pray that a similar movement to Christ which is sweeping Iran might
happen among the Tajiks, and for Persian missionaries to be sent among them to make
• The Tajiks have significant influence over half the population of Iran who speak
their language as their mother-tongue, such as the Hazaras, Aimaqs and many
Pashtun. Pray that God might use the Tajiks as a bridge people for the gospel to
cross over from Persians into all the peoples of Afghanistan.
Heavenly Father, may the Afghan Tajiks embrace your eternal purposes in Christ and
receive the fullness of power and grace you have destined for them in your kingdom.