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Czech in Argentina

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,200 Czech Non-Religious 30.00 % 0.80 %   

Czech in Argentina

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Introduction / History
Ethnic Czechs are part of the West Slavic subgroup of Slavic peoples. They settled into Central Europe at a time when Germanic tribes were on the move. Linguistically they are closely related to the Slovaks, whom they shared a country with from 1918-1992.

Their nation, what we now call the Czech Republic, was dominated by Germany and other foreign powers for hundreds of years. For that reason, the Czech people initiated an attempt to revive their culture and language. They called this Pan-Slavism.

The Czech people have had a major spiritual impact on the world. Bohemia and Moravia were two nations in their part of Europe. Jan Huss was an important Protestant reformer from Bohemia. Out of Moravia came an international Protestant mission effort led by Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. Today the Czech Republic is mainly Roman Catholic.

Though the Czech people live mainly in the Czech Republic, they also live in 28 other countries, mainly in Europe. There was a wave of Czech people leaving their country after WWII when the Soviets took control of it. Others left after the failed Prague Spring protests in 1968. When the Czech Republic joined the European Union in 2004, Czechs were free to enter the work force of Western nations with strong economies. Commonly, the best and brightest among the Czechs are welcome in these countries. A small number have migrated to Uruguay and Argentina.

There were four waves of Czech emigration to Argentina, all during the 20th Century. The first two waves came for low-paying jobs. The third group was escaping the Nazis and the final group was trying to start a new life after communism failed them in 1991.

The Czech people in Argentina usually live in urban centers like Buenos Aires, Rosario, Chaco and Gran La Plata.

What are their lives like?
Czechs tend to be reserved with strangers, but with friends, they like to sit and drink, deepening relationships.

Czech society is patriarchal. Women will take on the husband's name after marriage and husbands take pride in providing for their families. However, this is changing. Today women are expected to work after marriage, because it is nearly impossible to raise a family on a single income in most of the world.

What are their beliefs?
Even though they claim to be secularists, many Czechs believe in certain occult practices such as tarot reading, astrology, fortune telling and astral projection. When asked what they believe in, they would say "there is something," which typically refers to spiritual powers or destiny. Yet they deny the existence of one personal God. Eastern religious practices have gained popularity, namely yoga and eastern meditation. Officially they are usually Roman Catholic.

In the Christian community and church life, local evangelical churches are scattered. They do not cooperate with other churches harming the cause of Christ.

What are their needs?
Some of their ancestors were great Christian reformers. No matter where they live, the Czech people need to put Christ first in their lives.

Prayer Points
Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.

Pray for the Czech people to forsake New Age beliefs.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Czech church, leading them to make disciples who make more disciples.

Pray for Czech fellowships to be Christ centered rather than tradition centered.

Pray there will soon come a day when the Czech people will send loving workers to the unreached people groups.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moravian_Church

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechs_in_Argentina#:~:text=Czech%20immigration%20to%20Argentina%20began,La%20Plata%2C%20Rosario%20and%20Chaco.

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Country: Argentina
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Czech
People Name General: Czech
Alternate People Names:
Bohemian
ROP3 Code: 102346
Joshua Project People ID: 11458
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 8,200
Population all Countries: 10,667,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Western
People Name General: Czech
Ethnic Code: CEW22e
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Language
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Primary Language: Czech
Language Code (ISO): ces    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 0.80 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious70.00 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1902-1992
New Testament:
1475-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1380-2009
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Czech
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Czech
Text / Printed MatterBible: Czech
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Czech
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
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