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Uzbek, Northern in Canada

Uzbek, Northern

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,200 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.05 % 0.04 %   

Uzbek, Northern in Canada

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Introduction / History
The earliest ancestors of the Uzbeks, the Central Asian Turks, aided Genghis Khan in his conquest of Eastern Europe in the 1300s. Eventually, as unity between the Turks and Mongols faded, numerous warring kingdoms were formed. It was from several of these kingdoms that the Uzbeks descended.

By the mid-1800s, most of the Uzbeks had been conquered by the Russians. They lived under czarist rule until the Bolshevik Revolution brought the communists to power in 1917. The new socialist government forced many of the Uzbek nomads and farmers to live on collective farms. When the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, Uzbekistan became an independent nation. Some Uzbeks have migrated out of the country since then.

Where are they located?
There are few Uzbeks who live in Canada. Uzbeks have a community in the city of Guelph in the province of Ontario. They came from either Uzbekistan or Afghanistan.

What are their lives like?
There is almost no information on the Uzbeks in Canada. However, since they have been there for a generation, we can surmise that they are settled in the new country.

What are their beliefs?
Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims. Like other Muslims, the Uzbeks believe that there is one God, Allah, whose will was revealed through the prophet Mohammed and then recorded in the Koran. The Uzbeks are not generally good Muslims; many traditional beliefs have been mingled with their Islamic practices. Many of the younger generation are either atheists or non-religious.

What are their needs?
The New Testament, Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, and Job, as well as the JESUS Film have already been made available to the Northern Uzbeks. They need Scriptures to become easily available to them.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Uzbek Bible to have a long-lasting effect on Uzbeks in Canada and in Uzbekistan.
* Ask God to call forth prayer teams who will begin breaking down the strongholds through worship and intercession.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will soften the hearts of the Uzbek Muslims towards Christ followers.
* Pray that believers in Canada start reaching out to their Uzbek neighbors, and they would be receptive for Christ's love.
* Pray for God to raise up a strong disciple making movement among Uzbeks in North America.


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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Uzbek, Northern
People Name General: Uzbek, Northern
Alternate People Names:
Northern UzbekOuzbek
Wuzibiekeउज़्बेक, नॉर्दर्न
ROP3 Code: 107469
Joshua Project People ID: 14039
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,200
Population all Countries: 27,555,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Uzbek
People Name General: Uzbek, Northern
Ethnic Code: MSY41l
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Uzbek, Northern (1,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): uzn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: 0.04 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam84.95 % 
Non-Religious15.00 % 
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: 1891-1992
New Testament:
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)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFire (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Uzbek, Northern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (
Film / VideoTie the Belt (
Film / VideoTraditional Music Video (
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Oʻzbekcha (Ўзбекча) - Uz ...
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Uzbek, Northern in Canada

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People Cluster
    Uzbek     North America and Caribbean    
      Uzbek, Northern Canada    
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            Uzbek, Northern in Canada          
      Religion Language  
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