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Aleut, Eastern in Russia

Aleut, Eastern

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Aleut Non-Religious 1.00 % 0.60 % No No   

Aleut, Eastern in Russia

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Introduction / History
The Eastern Aleuts prefer to be called Unangan, but when Russian fur traders first encountered them in the 1700s, they called them Aleut. When the Russian Empire sold Alaska to the United States in the 1867, there were indigenous peoples who were now living on either side of an international border since their Aleutian Island chain straddled both countries. Traditionally they were hunters. The Russians treated them the same way they treated serfs except that they were expected to provide furs rather than produce for their masters.

What are their lives like?
By the late 20th century, the Aleut people were able to start bringing back their traditional ways. This included their subsistence hunting economy and food gathering. Once again, they began to do their crafts and speak their ancient language.

What are their beliefs?
Traditionally these people worshipped various spiritual forces that they believed could benefit them. They called upon shamans to interface with the spirits.

What are their needs?
Eastern Aleuts need the chance to earn a living in something more sustainable than fishing and hunting. They also need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Eastern Aleuts will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driving by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.
* 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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Country: Russia
Continent: Asia
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Kamchatka Region. Comandor Islands (Medny and Bering).
(Source: Red Book Russian People Profiles)
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People Name in Country: Aleut, Eastern
People Name General: Aleut, Eastern
Alternate People Names:
Eastern AleutWestern Aleut
ROP3 Code: 102826
Joshua Project People ID: 11682
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 2,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Aleut, Eastern
Ethnic Code: MRY40a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Aleut (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ale    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.60 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious99.00 % 
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: 1840-2008
New Testament: None Reported
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
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Aleut, Eastern in Russia

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People Cluster
    Ural-Siberian     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Aleut, Eastern Russia    
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      Non-Religious     Aleut  
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