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Tatar, Judeo-Crimean in Ukraine

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Tatar, Judeo-Crimean in Ukraine

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Introduction / History
There are two Jewish people groups in the Crimean Tatar region; the Crimean Karaites, and the Ashkenazi Jews. The Crimean Karaites are probably at least partially descended from Jews that settle near the Black Sea during the Greek Empire. Jewish people often lived among the Greeks in Greek colonies. Hundreds of years later, when Crimea belonged to the Greek-oriented Byzantine Empire, Jewish merchants moved into the area.

Where are they located?
These Jewish people live in Crimea, a peninsula in southern Ukraine. Members of these communities have also migrated to Georgia, Russia, Uzbekistan, Israel, or the United States.

What are their lives like?
These people have faced persecution off and on through the centuries. A couple of years ago, someone painted a swastika on their synagogue. In terms of what they do for a living, there is little that we know.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Karaites are Orthodox, which means that they take the Old Testament scriptures very seriously. It can also give them reason to try to stay away from people of other faiths. Yet, if believers can break through this wall, they can discuss the meaning of the OT prophets who pointed the way to Jesus.

What are their needs?
These Jewish people need acceptance from God. The only way they can be accepted by God is to go through the Son of Man, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for workers to go to the Jewish Crimean Tatar people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.
* Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-03-15
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Country: Ukraine
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Krym, autonomous republic.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Tatar, Judeo-Crimean
People Name General: Tatar, Judeo-Crimean
ROP3 Code: 104314
Joshua Project People ID: 19616
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,700
Population all Countries: 1,700
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
People Name General: Tatar, Judeo-Crimean
Ethnic Code: CMT35
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ukrainian
Language Code (ISO): ukr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Krimchak (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions100.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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: 1869-2016
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1903-2007
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 / VideoJesus Film: view in Ukrainian
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Біблія в пер. Іван ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Біблія в пер. П.Кул ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Новітній переклад ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Свята Біблія [Нови ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Tatar, Judeo-Crimean in Ukraine

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