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Tatar, Crimean in Ukraine

Tatar, Crimean

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
298,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.12 % 0.10 %   

Tatar, Crimean in Ukraine

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Introduction / History
Crimean Tatars emerged as a distinct ethnic group at the close of the 13th century, following the Mongal invasion of Crimea in 1239. More than two hundred years passed before the Crimean Khanate was officially founded. By that time, Islam was firmly established in the the southern areas of modern Ukraine, especially among the Crimean Tatars.

Strategically situated on the Black Sea, Crimean power increased until 1783, when a series of wars between Russia and Turkey resulted in Crimea's absorption into Russia. The Russian government pursued the Muslim population, and more than 100,000 Tatars were compelled to leave their country. Then, in 1944, Stalin's Soviet regime deported the entire Crimean Tatar population to Central Asia and Siberia, accusing them of cooperation with Germany. It wasn't until 1989 that repatriation to their homeland began.

What are their lives like?
Today, Crimean Tatars are a minority group in Ukraine, and continue to face discrimination. The mass deportation of 1944 immobilized their culture; nearly one half of their population died en route, and those who survived were forced to grow up among foreigners, far from home, often uneducated.

Until 1989, the Soviet Union refused to recognize the Crimean Tatars as a distinct ethnic group. Since the commencement of their repatriation, the Crimean Tatar National Movement Organization has documented an ethnic population of 550,000. So far the Tatars have been allocated eight areas for settlement in their homeland. Before the deportations, these areas were populated by 15 % of the Crimean Tatars; now they must contain 63.6 % of the people.

Their dress and language make it difficult to distinguish Crimean Tatars from Russians or Ukrainians. Many of their traditions are falling away, especially among the younger generation.

What are their beliefs?
Islam remains the dominant religion of Crimean Tatars. The majority are nominal Muslims, though the number of those practicing Islam has increased since Ukraine's independence in 1991. Only 0.01 percent of the Tatar population is Christian.

What are their needs?
Although granted some degree of self-determination, the Crimean Tatars who have returned still face problems.

Prayer Points
* Pray for this people group to realize that there is a God who loves them.
* Pray for workers to be raised up and sent to the Crimean Tatars to give them His Word and to help them establish a Christ centered fellowship.
* Pray for a translation of the Bible into Krym and wide distribution of it.
* Pray for tentmakers with skills in agriculture and construction to live among them, evangelize them and plant Tatar churches

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-03-05
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Country: Ukraine
Continent: Europe
Region: Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Krym, autonomous republic.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Tatar, Crimean
People Name General: Tatar, Crimean
Alternate People Names:
Crimean TurkCrimean Turkish
KrymchakNogai
Nogay TatarTartar
Tatar
ROP3 Code: 102312
Joshua Project People ID: 11434
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 298,000
Population all Countries: 592,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Tatar, Crimean
Ethnic Code: MSY41h
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Language
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Primary Language: Crimean Tatar
Language Code (ISO): crh    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tatar: Western Tatar (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.12 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.88 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox100.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1659-2011
New Testament:
1666-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Crimean Tatar
 
 
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