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Lyuli in Uzbekistan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,000 Domari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Lyuli in Uzbekistan

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Introduction / History
The ancestors of the Lyuli people were probably a caste of singers and dancers who, because of economic hardship, had to move elsewhere. They were scattered to several countries including what is now Uzbekistan.

Where are they located?
Most of the Lyuli people live in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan. A smaller number live in Russia. Their language is a dialect of Tajik, a bigger Turkic language.

What are their lives like?
Lyuli families have clans and sub-clans. They are closed towards anyone outside the Lyuli community, especially since they are not accepted by many of the peoples they meet. They might be better accepted by Tajiks than other Central Asian peoples because of the similar language.

What are their beliefs?
The Lyuli people are 100 percent Sunni Muslim.

What are their needs?
This people group needs acceptance and the chance to earn an honest living. They need to know that even if other peoples don't accept them, they are loved and accepted by the Heavenly Father.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lyuli people to rise above the discrimination they experience and gain their dignity through a relationship with God the Father.
* Pray that the Lord will raise the Lyuli people up as His children, and give them the chance to become part of His family.
* Pray for believers to reach out to the Lyuli people in love and compassion.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making Movement to emerge among the Lyuli people of Uzbekistan.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin 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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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lyuli
People Name General: Lyuli
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 118183
Joshua Project People ID: 21363
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 5,000
Population all Countries: 13,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Romani
People Name General: Lyuli
Ethnic Code: CNN25f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Domari (5,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rmt    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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Domari
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Lyuli in Uzbekistan

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People Cluster
    Romani     Central Asia    
      Lyuli Uzbekistan    
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            Lyuli in Uzbekistan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Domari  
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