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Kazakh in Canada

Kazakh

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,000 Kazakh Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %   

Kazakh in Canada

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Introduction / History
The Kazakh, a Turkic people, are the second largest Muslim people group of Central Asia. In times past, they may have been the most influential of the various Central Asian ethnic groups. While most of the Kazakh now live in Kazakhstan, they make up less than half of the country's population. Large communities can also be found in Mongolia, Ukraine, and Russia, but there are also some who have migrated to Canada and other western countries.

The Kazakhs developed a distinct ethnic identity in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Several of their clans formed a federation that would provide mutual protection. As other clans joined the federation, its political influence began to take on an ethnic character.

During the nineteenth century, the Russians acquired Central Asia through a steady process of annexation. They eventually claimed the entire territory of Kazakhstan. Tragically, about half of the Kazakh population was killed during the Russian Civil War of the 1920s and 1930s. During this time, many fled to China and Mongolia. Today some of them have wandered even further from home.

Where are they located?
There is probably a Kazakh community in Toronto, Ontario.

What are their lives like?
The Kazakhs in Canada must adjust to a new culture and new language.

Because of their need to preserve their culture and communities, the Kazakhs have formed cultural organizations to help them stay connected with other Kazakhs.

What are their beliefs?
Kazakhs are Muslim, but mostly Muslim in name only. They were largely secularized during the 70 years they suffered under Soviet Russian control. Those who migrated to Canada were affected by the secular culture. If someone were to ask a Kazakh about their religion, they would probably reply that they are Muslim, though they know little about the basics of their religion.

What are their needs?
The Kazakhs need a new identity, and that identity can be found in Jesus Christ. Canada is a country that allows for religious freedom, so people can take them the gospel.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Kazakhs in Canada will feel the need for a holy, righteous Savior.
* Pray that Kazakhs in Canada will find their identity in Christ.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Kazakhs in Canada that will spread to Kazakhstan.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakh_Canadians
https://www.facebook.com/kazakhstansociety/
https://www.international.gc.ca/cil-cai/country_insights-apercus_pays/ci-ic_kz.aspx?lang=eng
https://vfs.edu/news/2012/06/28/kazakhstan-and-canada-united-through-film

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The Kazakhs of Central Asia
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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kazakh
People Name General: Kazakh
Alternate People Names:
GazaqiHazake
KazaxQazaq
Qazaqiकॅज़ॅक
ROP3 Code: 104791
Joshua Project People ID: 12599
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 14,640,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Kazakh
People Name General: Kazakh
Ethnic Code: MSY41e
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Language
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Primary Language: Kazakh (1,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kaz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: 0.15 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam74.80 % 
Non-Religious25.00 % 
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
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: 1818-1989
New Testament:
1820-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1820-2010
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)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kazakh
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
 
 
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Kazakh in Canada

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