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Aleut, Eastern in United States

Aleut, Eastern

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,400 Aleut Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Aleut, Eastern in United States

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Introduction / History
When the Russian Empire sold Alaska to the United States in 1867, there were indigenous peoples who were now living on either side of an international border. The Aleutian Islands, home of the Eastern Aleut people, were divided between Russia and the United States. Their homeland was overrun by gold miners during the Alaskan gold rush in the 1830s. This caused a dramatic drop in their population from which they have never recovered.

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?
About two-thirds of the Eastern Aleuts in the US are Christian. The others are either non-religious or they practice their traditional religion.

What are their needs?
The Eastern Aleuts need to learn new job skills so they can thrive in the 21st century.

Prayer Points
Pray for Eastern Aleut believers to take Christ to their counterparts in Russia. Pray for Aleut believers to lean entirely on the Holy Spirit and live submissive, joyful lives in Him.
* 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: United States
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Alaskan peninsula, east Aleutian Islands, and Pribilofs (Eastern Aleut dialect); Aleutian chain, Atka island (Western Aleut dialect).
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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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: 2,400
Population all Countries: 2,900
Least-Reached: No
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
Language Code (ISO): ale    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
English (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity65.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious15.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox90.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
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: 1840-2008
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
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Aleut, Eastern in United States

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    Ural-Siberian     America, North and Caribbean    
      Aleut, Eastern United States    
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