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Soyot in Russia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,600 Tuvan Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Soyot in Russia

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Introduction / History
The Soyot people were once part of a cluster of peoples that eventually split into three groups. Then the Soyots themselves were nearly engulfed by the much larger Buryat groups that migrated into their homeland from Mongolia. One of their chief occupations was reindeer production, but were forced into other work under the Soviet Union. Now they are trying to revive that part of their culture since becoming a recognized people group after the fall of communism.

Where are they located?
The Soyot are located in Buryatia, Russia.

What are their beliefs?
Although most practice Tibetan Buddhism, they are trying to go back to their Shamanistic roots in an effort to revive their dying culture. Their language is close to extinction.

Prayer Points
Pray for culturally sensitive workers to take Jesus to the Soyot people in such a way that they realize that they can embrace Him without jeopardizing their culture.
Pray that the Soyot will know the great power of Jesus Christ over the power of spirits.
Pray that God would send Russian, Buryat & Mongolian Christians to share the Good News of Jesus with the Soyot people.
Ask God to open the hearts of the Soyot to make them receptive to the Gospel of Christ.
Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Soyot.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-12
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Country: Russia
Continent: Asia
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Tyva Republic and Krasnoyarskiy Kray; southern Siberia near Mongolia border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Soyot
People Name General: Soyot
ROP3 Code: 115818
Joshua Project People ID: 19736
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,600
Population all Countries: 3,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Soyot
Ethnic Code: MSY41
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tuvan (3,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tyv    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism70.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
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
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: 1996
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2011-2017
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
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tuva
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Tuvan
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Soyot in Russia

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People Cluster
    Ural-Siberian     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Soyot Russia    
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