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Tatar in Canada


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Tatar Islam 1.20 % 0.30 %   

Tatar in Canada

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Introduction / History
The Tatars are a group of Turkic people in Russia and Ukraine who speak a unique language that is called Kazan Tatar. The name Tatar means "archer." The physical appearance of the Tatar varies from blue-eyed blondes to Mongoloid features. In general, they have oval faces with little facial hair.

The Tatars have had a strong civilization since the tenth century. It has survived the Mongol invasion of the thirteenth century and the Russian conquest of the sixteenth century. In the 1800s, Tatar cities ranked among the greatest cultural centers of the Islamic world.

The Tatar often seek work outside their native region, following a trend of mobility established before 1917 Russian Revolution. They have gone elsewhere for work; some have moved to faraway Canada.

Where are they located?
Most Tatars in Canada live in Toronto, Ontario.

What are their lives like?
The Tatars are a very resilient people. They have survived tragic invasions and deportations numerous times in their history. Hopefully this resilience will pay off as they navigate a new language and culture in Canada.

What are their beliefs?
The Tatars in Canada are mostly Muslims, though there are a small number of Orthodox Christians among them. Tatars are not as strongly Islamic as Muslims are in most parts of the world. Islam is not as strong a part of their identity as it is for most Muslim people groups.

What are their needs?
The complete Bible in the Tatar language is still in process. It needs to be an accurate translation.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Word of God will be completed, well-distributed, read, and understood by the Tatar people in Canada.
* Ask God to use Tatar believers to share the love of Jesus with their friends and families.
* Pray that the Lord will raise up loving Canadian Christians to share the Gospel message with the Tatar.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Tatar.


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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Tatar
People Name General: Tatar
Alternate People Names:
Kazan TatarLipka
Turkish Tatar
ROP3 Code: 109874
Joshua Project People ID: 15284
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,800
Population all Countries: 6,427,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Tatar
Ethnic Code: MSY41h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tatar (4,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tat    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Christianity1.20 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
Islam98.80 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
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: 1864-2007
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2015-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tatar
Film / VideoKorban
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)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Татарча - Tatar
Text / Printed MatterIBT Russia - resources
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Tatar in Canada

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    Ural-Siberian     America, North and Caribbean    
      Tatar Canada    
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