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Uzbek, Northern in Uzbekistan

Uzbek, Northern

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
25,520,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %   

Uzbek, Northern in Uzbekistan

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Introduction / History
The Uzbeks are a Turkic people group located primarily in Central Asia. There are large Uzbek communities in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as small communities in many other nations, including the United States.

What are their lives like?
Traditionally, most Uzbeks were semi-nomadic shepherds; however, today, most of those living in Central Asia either farm or live and work in larger towns and cities. Among those who farm, the principal crop is cotton. Fruits, vegetables, and grains are also grown.

Their common staple food is rice and "osh" is the national dish cooked with rice. Pasta is also common food item. It was probably brought to Central Asia hundreds of years ago by Italian or Chinese traders who traveled along the Silk Road. Two favorite pasta dishes are ash (a noodle dish sometimes mixed with yogurt) and ashak (an Uzbek-style ravioli).

The traditional dress of the Uzbeks is very distinctive. But today, most wear Western style clothing, especially those who live in large, previously Soviet cities.

The Uzbek mountain men love to play buzkashi, a wild polo-like game with two teams on horseback. The game, which uses the headless carcass of a goat or calf as the "ball," can be very violent and go on for two or three days. The object of the game is to pick up the "ball" and carry it to a goal that may be as far as two miles away. The other team attempts to stop whoever has the animal with any means necessary, even using whips to attack him. Another popular past-time is to hunt wild birds with falcons.

What are their beliefs?
Most Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims of the Hanafite branch. 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 Orthodox 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?
Most Uzbeks who have access to the Gospel live in the cities. It is likely that the majority of the rural villages have had no Gospel witness.

Today, Islamic fundamentalists living in the former Soviet regions have begun calling for the strict application of Islamic law, as is practiced in Afghanistan. Now is the time to preach the Gospel to the Uzbeks of this region. There is an unprecedented opportunity to reach their communities with the message of the Cross. However, much intercession is needed to prevent this door from closing.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Christian Uzbek leaders would be unified in their evangelistic activities.
* Pray that new Uzbek Christians would understand God's Word quickly and commit themselves to a local church where they will find strength.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will soften the hearts of Uzbek Muslims towards Christians.
* Ask God to grant wisdom and favor to missions agencies focusing on the Uzbeks.
* Ask the Lord to send additional long term laborers to live among the Uzbeks and share the love of Christ with them.
* Pray that Christians in other countries start reaching out to their Uzbek neighbors and they would be receptive for Christ's love.
* Pray for effectiveness of the Jesus film and Christian radio broadcasts that are being aired among the Uzbeks.
* Pray for God to raise up strong local churches in all these countries among the Uzbeks.

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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
Location in Country:Widespread; concentrated in eastern.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Uzbek, Northern
People Name General: Uzbek, Northern
Alternate People Names:
Northern UzbekOuzbek
OzbekUsbaki
UzbekUzbeki
Wuzibiekeउज़्बेक, नॉर्दर्न
ROP3 Code: 107469
Joshua Project People ID: 14039
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 25,520,000
Population all Countries: 28,998,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Uzbek
People Name General: Uzbek, Northern
Ethnic Code: MSY41l
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Language
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Primary Language: Uzbek, Northern (25,520,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): uzn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: 0.01 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam85.99 % 
Non-Religious14.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent13.00 %
Protestant37.00 %
Orthodox40.00 %
Other Christian9.00 %
Roman Catholic1.00 %
 
(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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1891-1992
New Testament:
1992-2010Audio
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 (Indigitube.tv)
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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoTie the Belt (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoTraditional Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Oʻzbekcha (Ўзбекча) - Uz ...
 
 
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