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Polish in Kazakhstan

Polish

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
57,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %   

Polish in Kazakhstan

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Introduction / History
The first Polish settlers came to Kazakhstan in the 19th century, mostly to the Kazakh cities. But the biggest emigration to this country began in the time of the Second World War and was connected with the Soviet occupation of Eastern Borderlands of pre-war Poland and from Lithuania and Ukraine. It was a kind of communistic genocide - because of extreme conditions, hard work in labor camps, hunger and disease, tens of thousands died. Those who survived started to plant new towns and villages.

Where are they located?
The Polish people live in the area of the former Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. The biggest number of Polish people in this country live in the Taiynsha District, in the north of Kazakhstan. There are also large Polish communities in Almaty.

What are their lives like?
Today most Polish people in Kazakhstan live in poverty, without access to modern medicine and in poor housing conditions. Young descendants of Polish exiles suffer also from intolerance in their country.

What are their beliefs?
The religious lives of Polish people in Kazakhstan are varied. They are Roman and Greek Catholics, but there are also Orthodox Christians. Some of them are also atheists, because of hard experiences of war and communism.

What are their needs?
Many Polish in Kazakhstan want to return to their country, but for most of them it is impossible. They need good medical care and other material aids. The young people need better access to education and more tolerance for them.

Prayer Points
* Pray for humanitarian aid forthe Polish in Kazakhstan.
* Pray for Bible-believing doctors and teachers.
* Pray for courage and God's wisdom for the people who want to go to serve.

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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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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Polish
People Name General: Polish
Alternate People Names:
PolePoles
Silesian
ROP3 Code: 108096
Joshua Project People ID: 14431
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 57,000
Population all Countries: 41,191,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Western
People Name General: Polish
Ethnic Code: CEW22i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Polish
Language Code (ISO): pol    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious10.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox2.00 %
Other Christian2.00 %
Roman Catholic96.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1522-2016
New Testament:
1553-1991Audio
Complete Bible: 1561-1965
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 RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Polish
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblia Gdańska
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica's Polish
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nowa Biblia Gdańska
Text / Printed MatterBible: Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańsk ...
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Polish in Kazakhstan

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