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Evenki in Russia

Evenki

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
39,000 Evenki Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.18 % No No   

Evenki in Russia

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Identity
The Tungus Ewenki - also known as the Khamnigan Ewenki - are one of four people groups combined to form the official Ewenki nationality in China. Each group speaks a different language and has varying customs. It is believed that the Ewenki were originally tribes or clans in Russia who migrated into China at different times 300 to 400 years ago.

Approximately 1,000 of the 1,600 Tungus Ewenki are able to speak their language. One scholar describes the language as "endangered in China and possibly extinct in Mongolia and Russia." For now, it is still spoken in the homes of two-thirds of Tungus Ewenki children, most of whom can also speak the local variety of Mongolian and Chinese.

History
The forefathers of the Ewenki lived in the forests north and east of Lake Baikal in Siberia and along the upper reaches of the Heilong River. They had a close relationship with the Northern Shiweis during the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-534) and the Ju tribe at the time of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). "In the mid-1600s, aggression by Tsarist Russia led the Qing government in China to move the Ewenkis to the area around the tributaries of the Nenjiang River in the Hinggan Mountains. In 1732, 1,600 Ewenki soldiers and their dependents were moved to the Hulunbuir grasslands."

Customs
The Tungus Ewenki live in nimor, or clans, which are groups of three to ten blood families. Some Tungus Ewenki live deep within the forests. Others have chosen to live on the grasslands where they have been influenced by Mongolian culture.

Religion
Many of the Tungus Ewenki who have experienced prolonged interaction with Mongolians have been converted to Tibetan Buddhism. The remainder practice shamanism, an ancient form of witchcraft and spiritism. The Tungus are also the only Ewenki group in China known to contain Christians.

Christianity
Various sources agree that there are approximately 100 Ewenki Christians in Chenbaehru. The Tungus Ewenki believers are members of the Eastern Orthodox Church. However, "because of the profound influence of Shamanism, they worship the statue of Jesus and other idols together. Priests of the Eastern Orthodox Church also participate in the religious activities of the Ewenkis."

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-03-09
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Country: Russia
Continent: Asia
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Persecution Rank:41 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:7
Location in Country:Siberia, most in Sakha (Yakutiya), and Krasnoyarskiy Kray; also in Irkutskaya Oblast’, Buryatiya, Zabaykalsky, and Amurskaya Oblast’; Pacific coast settlements, Magadanskaya Oblast’, Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Khabarovskiy Kray, Kamchatka, and Sakhalinskaya Oblast’.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Evenki
People Name General: Evenki
Alternate People Names:
EvenksEwenke
EwenkiManchurian Solon
OwenkeSolon
Solon EvenkiSuolun
Tungus
ROP3 Code: 114054
Joshua Project People ID: 18453
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 39,000
Population all Countries: 39,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Altaic
People Name General: Evenki
Ethnic Code: MSY41i
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Language
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Primary Language: Evenki (39,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): evn    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Zeya-bureya
Dialect Code:9708
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.18 %)
Ethnic Religions85.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious10.00 % 
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
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: 1995
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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