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Ingush in Kazakhstan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
17,000 Ingush Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Ingush in Kazakhstan

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Introduction / History
Life for the peoples of the Caucasus Mountain Region is difficult, but for the Ingush people, it is especially grim. During World War II, they were accused of supporting the Nazis, and deported en masse to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Siberia, losing a large percentage of their population along the way. After years in exile, they were allowed to return home in 1958, only to find their land had been settled by others, and part of their region had been transferred to North Ossetia. Others remained in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan.

Where are they located?
The majority of the Ingush people live in Russia's southwestern region called the North Caucasus, but some live in Kazakhstan and even fewer live in Kygyzstan.

What are their lives like?
The Ingush people have strict gender guidelines. A husband "owns" his household, even his wife and children. Families are traced through the father. A wife becomes part of her husband's clan upon marriage and never mentions her parents again. Marriages are arranged.

In spite of a life of continual hardship, the Ingush people still possess a rich history of art, music, dancing, wood carving, and storytelling.

What are their beliefs?
Like their neighbors, the Chechens, Ingush people are Sunni Muslim. Most are part of Sufi orders, the mystical dimension of Islam, which might have kept Islam alive during the Soviet years.

Of the 415,000 Ingush, there are approximately 30 known Ingush believers living in many scattered places, none of which includes Kyrgyzstan. All of the Ingush people in that country are Muslims.

What are their needs?
The Ingush people need to experience grace, mercy, and audacious love from those who follow the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Prayer Points
* Pray for more of Christ's ambassadors to practice audacious love for Ingush people in Kyrgyzstan.
* Pray for the Ingush people to seek and find their Savior.
* Pray for breakthroughs of Jesus' grace in Ingush villages.
* Pray that the Ingush people will find peace with God.
* Ask God the Father to show the Ingush people in Kyrgyzstan His love and mercy. May they become spiritual warriors for God who will do battle with the spirits of hell that oppress them and the neighboring peoples.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.


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Country: Kazakhstan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:34 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ingush
People Name General: Ingush
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104033
Joshua Project People ID: 12231
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 17,000
Population all Countries: 447,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Ingush
Ethnic Code: CEW17d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ingush (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): inh    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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
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: 2005
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ingush
Text / Printed MatterIBT Russia - resources
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Ingush in Kazakhstan

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People Cluster
    Caucasus     Asia, Central    
      Ingush Kazakhstan    
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