People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Udege in Russia


Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Udege in Russia map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,500 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.20 %   

Udege in Russia

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
The Udekhe live in Primorsky Krai and the city of Khabarovsk, Russia. The Udekhs' way of life is closely connected with their taiga forest and hunting. This previously required a more mobile lifestyle. However under Soviet rule, many of the Udekhe were resettled and now there exist nine ethnically pure Udekhe settlements all located some distance apart. With the threat of industry & development, the Udekhe are fighting for control over their traditional territories along the Bikin River in an effort to save their land, their culture and their language from becoming obsolete.

What are their beliefs?
The Udekhe worship the Spirit of Taiga and practice shamanism and animal worship. There is no translation of the Bible in their language.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to preserve the language and culture of the Udekhe people.
* Pray that God will send workers to live among the Udekhe and share the good news of Jesus Christ with them.
* Ask God to open the hearts and minds of the Udekhe people to believe and accept the Truth of Jesus Christ and to know the power of the One True God.
* Ask God to establish a strong, healthy church in each of the 9 Udekhe settlements.
* Pray that God would raise up Prayer warriors on behalf of the Udekhe people.
* Pray that there will soon be gospel recordings and Bible portions available in the heart language of the Udekhe.

View Udege in all countries.

Prayer Links
  Submit Update:
Country: Russia
Continent: Asia
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Khabarovskiy Kray: Lazo area, Gvasiugi settlement, Arsenievo settlement; Primorskiy Kray: Pozharsky area, Krasny Yar, Olon, and Sobolinyi settlements; Ternei area, Agzu settlement; Krasnoarmeisky area, Roschino, Dalniy Kut, and Melnichnoye settlements; Siberia far east.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
Submit Map:
Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Udege
People Name General: Udege
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110359
Joshua Project People ID: 15683
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,500
Population all Countries: 1,500
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Udege
Ethnic Code: MSY41i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Russian
Language Code (ISO): rus    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Udihe (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions92.70 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious7.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox100.00 %
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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1815-1993
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1680-2016
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Central Asian (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Holy Synod (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 / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Russian
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 Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGeneral Ministry Resources
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralOpen-licensed Bible stories on mobile ap ...
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica's Russian
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Synodal Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Synodal Bible (Protestant Version ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Новый Завет: Совре ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Russian)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
Data Notes
Data Sources

Udege in Russia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Ural-Siberian     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Udege Russia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Udege in Russia          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Russian  
    All Religions                              

Direct link: