Tajikistan

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Tajikistan

타지키스탄 소개

DESIGNATION: Restricted

BACKGROUND: Tajikistan is the poorest former Soviet republic, partly because of its landlocked geography, located between China, Russia and Iran. The majority of the population is younger than 30, and the country lacks basic infrastructure. General corruption and the opium trade compound its difficulties.

MAJOR RELIGIONS: Most Tajiks are Sunni Muslim.

PERSECUTOR: Christian converts from Islam are persecuted by family members, and the government harasses unregistered churches.

TAJIKISTAN

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN TAJIKISTAN: New Christian converts receive the harshest treatment. Believers are beaten and abused, and women are especially targeted for abuse by older brothers and fathers. Christians are often summoned to appear at the local secret police office. Churches meet openly, but informants attend every service. It is illegal to teach children about any religion. In 2017, Pastor Bakhrom Holmatov was arrested for possessing “extremist literature”; he had a copy of Josh McDowell’s More Than a Carpenter.

ACCESS TO BIBLES: Bibles are available only in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital. Most people cannot afford a Bible.

VOM WORK: VOM provides resources for evangelism and ministry tools for believers conducting outreach.

National Flag [ 국기 ]
타지키스탄 | Tajikistan
Population [ 인구 ]
8,604,882 (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity [ 인종 ]
  • Tajik
  • Uzbek
  • Other
Tajik 84.3% (includes Pamiri and Yagnobi), Uzbek 13.8%, other 2% (includes Kyrgyz, Russian, Turkmen, Tatar, Arab) (2014 est.)
Religion [ 종교 ]
  • Muslim (official)
  • Other
Note: Muslim 98% (Sunni 95%, Shia 3%) Other 2% (2014 est.)
Leader [ 지도자 ]

President Emomali RAHMON (since 6 November 1994; head of state and Supreme Assembly chairman since 19 November 1992)

Government Type [ 정부형태 ]
Presidential republic
Legal System [ 법적 체제 ]

Civil law system

Source [ 자료출처 ]

CIA World Factbook

Related Books [ 연관 서적 ]