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Ingush in Uzbekistan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Ingush in Uzbekistan

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Introduction / History
Ingush people originated in southwestern Russia's North Caucasus Mountain region, specifically in Dagestan. Their language is closely related to that of the Chechens.

Their land has been invaded for so many times that Ingush people have learned ways to defend themselves. Some retreated further into the mountains to protect themselves from invaders. Even their mountain homes weren't safe; in the dead of winter the Soviet government forced Chechen and Ingush people to move to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan, and one-fourth of their population lost their lives either in transit or soon after. The grandchildren of the survivors still live in the Central Asian countries.

Where are they located?
The Ingush people live in southwestern Russia's North Caucasus Mountain region, specifically in Dagestan, but some live in Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan.

What are their lives like?
No matter where they live, the Ingush people love their cultural traditions. They have their own epics, folk tales, proverbs, dance, and music. Those who live in Uzbekistan still enjoy these cultural events.

Sadly, one of the ways Ingush and other Caucasian peoples have learned to defend themselves is by not trusting outsiders. They have not experienced grace or mercy, nor do they provide it for others, except the very few who become long-lasting, trusted friends.

What are their beliefs?
Ingush people are Sunni Muslims, but there are some Sufi mystics among them as well.

What are their needs?
The Ingush people need to experience God's grace and mercy in such a way that they will internalize it and share it with others.

Prayer Points
* Pray for more of Christ's ambassadors to practice audacious love for Ingush people in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
* Pray for the Ingush people to seek and find their savior.
* Pray for breakthroughs of Jesus' grace in Ingush villages leading to spiritual freedom and transformation.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to spread throughout Ingush communities.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.


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Country: Uzbekistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Central Asia
Persecution Rank:16 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ingush
People Name General: Ingush
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104033
Joshua Project People ID: 12231
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 445,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Ingush
Ethnic Code: CEW17d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ingush (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): inh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2005
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ingush
Text / Printed MatterIBT Russia - resources
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Ingush in Uzbekistan

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      Ingush Uzbekistan    
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