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Chukchi in Russia

Chukchi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Chukchi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.25 % No No   

Chukchi in Russia

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Introduction / History
"The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples" (Deut. 7:7 - NIV). The Bible teaches that the Lord values a people group regardless of its size. We know from His Word that small groups like the Chukchis of Eastern Siberia are as dear to His loving heart as those from large people groups like the Russians. There are no more than 500 known members of this tiny fragment of humanity. They were identified by outsiders in the 1930s and have no Christian believers.

It is easy to understand why missionaries and others have overlooked the Chukchi people. They are surrounded by many other better-known cultures. Like most of their neighboring peoples, the Chukchis live by reindeer production, fishing, fur trapping, and mining. Summer temperatures barely make it above freezing in their eastern homeland along the Bering Sea, and winter temperatures fall well below zero.

The Chukchis are an industrious people, and they are also very artistic. They are skillful bone carvers. Songs and dances are an integral part of their traditions. They value education and literature very highly.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Lord will have compassion on this very small people group and send Christians who are willing to bring the Good News of Jesus to the Chukchis
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-02-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-18
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Country: Russia
Continent: Asia
Region: Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Persecution Rank:41 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Chukchi and Koriak Autonomous Counties.
(Source: Red Book Russian People Profiles)
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chukchi
People Name General: Chukchi
Alternate People Names:
ChukchisChukot
ROP3 Code: 102211
Joshua Project People ID: 11378
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Chukchi
Ethnic Code: MSY48
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Chukchi (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ckt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.25 %)
Ethnic Religions85.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious11.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox85.00 %
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: 2004
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Text / Printed MatterIBT Russia - resources
 
 
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Chukchi in Russia

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