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Kazakh in Belgium


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,600 Kazakh Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %   

Kazakh in Belgium

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Introduction / History
There were two waves of Kazakh migration to nine European countries including Belgium. The first group came to Europe after fleeing Chinese oppression in what is now called Xinjiang Province in northwestern China. They first went to India and Pakistan before migrating to Turkey. In the 1960s they migrated once again to the various countries of Europe. The second group is less numerous. They left Kazakhstan in the 1920s because of newly enforced Soviet collectivization policies. At first they moved to Iran and Afghanistan, but eventually migrated to Europe via Turkey.

What are their lives like?
Because of their need to preserve their culture and communities, the Kazakhs formed various cultural organizations. These organizations usually have good contacts with one another. They provide a way for them to stay connected with other people from their Turkish-based culture.

What are their beliefs?
Kazakhs are Muslim, but mostly Muslim in name only. They were largely secularized during the 70 years they suffered under Soviet Russian control. Those who migrated to Europe were affected by the secular culture. If someone were to ask a Kazakh about their religion, they would probably reply that they are Muslim, though they know little about the basics of their religion.

What are their needs?
Even after a couple of decades, Kazakhs feel a strong need to stay connected with their culture, even after migrating to European countries where the culture is far different.

Kazakhs, be they in Europe or Kazakhstan, have spiritual needs that only Jesus can address.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Kazakhs in Belgium will feel the need for a holy, righteous Savior.
* Pray that their cultural associations will be useful for cultivating a church planting movement to all countries where the Kazakh diaspora resides.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Kazakhs in Belgium.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-04-25
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Country: Belgium
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kazakh
People Name General: Kazakh
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104791
Joshua Project People ID: 12599
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,600
Population all Countries: 15,484,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Kazakh
People Name General: Kazakh
Ethnic Code: MSY41e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kazakh (2,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kaz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.50 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam65.50 % 
Non-Religious34.00 % 
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: 1818-1989
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1820-2010
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)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJans Testimony
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kazakh
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
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Kazakh in Belgium

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People Cluster
    Kazakh     Europe, Western    
      Kazakh Belgium    
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            Kazakh in Belgium          
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      Islam     Kazakh  
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