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Altai-Kizhi in Russia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
76,000 Altai, Southern Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.33 %   

Altai-Kizhi in Russia

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Presently a number of different peoples are united as "Altaics", or "Oirots". For the most part, these peoples have had different occupations, modes of life, and ethnic origins, which is why the Altai district of the Mountain Altai autonomous region is linguistically and ethnically so diverse. There is a great difference between the North and South Altaics in their customs and clothing. Altai is a very old center for the art of metal working. Since ancient times the North Altaics have been remarkable for their skill in mining and melting iron and fashioning harnesses, helmets, spears, hunting gear, sabres and many other things. Throughout the centuries the Altaics have tenaciously held on to several elements of Old Turkic culture and the accompanying way of life. Many Old Turkic shamanistic customs have remained, including the rite of sacrificing animals.

Ministry Obstacles
Commitment to tradition makes it difficult to change ones' way of life, and following Christ does require change.

Outreach Ideas
The old Altaic tradition of sacrificing animals could serve as an effective bridge to understanding the sacrifice of Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the few followers of Jesus Christ among the Altai will be accurately instructed in the truths of scripture, and will place their faith fully in the finished work of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that all Altai people will come to worship the creator, instead of his creation. Also pray for improved living conditions, for good schools and for employment opportunities.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-21
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Country: Russia
Continent: Asia
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Altay, Gorno-Altai Ao mountains, along Mongolia and China border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Altai-Kizhi
People Name General: Altai
Alternate People Names:
OirotSouthern Altai
ROP3 Code: 100235
Joshua Project People ID: 10256
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 76,000
Population all Countries: 77,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Altai
Ethnic Code: MSY41z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Altai, Southern (76,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): alt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.33 %)
Ethnic Religions88.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious10.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox100.00 %
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Altai, Southern
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
GeneralArticle: A secure path for the Altai
Text / Printed Matter"My First Bible" Print & digital Book an ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Алтай тил - Southern Alt ...
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Altai-Kizhi in Russia

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People Cluster
    Ural-Siberian     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Altai Russia    
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            Altai-Kizhi in Russia          
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      Ethnic Religions     Altai, Southern  
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