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Tatar, Crimean in Turkmenistan

Tatar, Crimean

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1,700 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Tatar, Crimean in Turkmenistan

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Introduction / History
The Crimean Tatars are actually part of a much greater Tatar population that lives primarily in Russia. Large numbers of Crimean Tatars can also be found in Turkey, Romania and Ukraine. The Crimean Tatars are descendants of the Mongols who swept through eastern Europe in the 13th century. Their history has been both complex and turbulent. For many years they have endured hardship, oppression and injustice. By end of the 1440s, the Crimean Khanate was established on the Crimean Peninsula. However, Russian rule came late in the 18th century and was very repressive. In 1944, Stalin accused the entire Crimean Tatar population of collaborating with the Nazis and had them deported to Soviet Central Asia. Sadly, almost half of them died in the process. To this day, the Tatars are still struggling to return to the homeland they were forced to leave almost half a century ago.

What are their lives like?
The Tatars are Sunni Muslims who belong to the Hanafite branch. However, they have no version of the Koran in their language. The Muslim faith includes observing Ramadan, a month of ritual fasting. During Ramadan, they are praying for Islam to fill the earth. They also make an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, (the holy city of Islam), whenever possible.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Tatars are Sunni Muslim.

What are their needs?
Some evidence suggests that the Crimean Tatars have a thirst for the Word of God. There is a great need for laborers to work among the Crimean Tatars. Tentmakers with skills in agriculture and construction are needed, in addition to those who can evangelize and do church planting. The Tatars also need job training skills and help in establishing small businesses. English language studies may be needed as well. It is God's will for these precious people to come to know Him, for He "...is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

Prayer Points
Ask the Lord to call full-time workers who are willing to go to the Crimean Tatars and share Christ. Pray that Christian broadcasts will soon be made available in their language. Pray for spiritual hunger among the Crimean Tatars that will lead them to Christ.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimean_Tatars

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Country: Turkmenistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:23 (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: Tatar, Crimean
People Name General: Tatar, Crimean
Alternate People Names:
Crimean TurkCrimean Turkish
KrymchakNogai
Nogay TatarTartar
Tatar
ROP3 Code: 102312
Joshua Project People ID: 11434
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,700
Population all Countries: 610,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Tatar, Crimean
Ethnic Code: MSY41h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Crimean Tatar (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): crh    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: 1659-2011
New Testament:
1666-2011Audio
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Crimean Tatar
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Къырымтатарджа - C ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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