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Tuvans-Todzhan in Russia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,900 Tuvan Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Tuvans-Todzhan in Russia

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The Todzhan Tuvans are a subgroup of the larger, Tuva-speaking group in Russia. They are reindeer herders and breeders. Divorce is common among the Tuvinians. Tuvinian culture is noted for its rich, oral epic poetry. Tuvinians love music and play more than fifty different musical instruments. They have been traditionally Shamanists and Tibetan Buddhists. Today, the Todzhan Tuvans are mostly Buddhists but the influence of Shamanism is still apparent.

Ministry Obstacles
The current religions of the Tuvan people present a very different worldview than that of the Christian. A new way of thinking is necessary to come to Christ as Savior and Lord.

Outreach Ideas
The Tuva language has the complete Bible available, and other resources are also available, including the Jesus film. Pray that Russian or Mongolian Christians will be able to take these resources to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are probably no followers of Jesus among the Todzhan Tuvans, although there are likely a few believers among the larger Tuvan group. Please pray for Tuvan believers to be taught accurately how to know and follow Christ, and that they will grow in numbers.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Tuvan peoples will be able to provide adequately for their families. They live in a harsh land.

Scripture Focus
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-13
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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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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Tuvans-Todzhan
People Name General: Tuvans-Todzhans
ROP3 Code: 115817
Joshua Project People ID: 19738
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,900
Population all Countries: 1,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Tuvans-Todzhans
Ethnic Code: MSY41
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tuvan (1,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tyv    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Northeastern Tuvin
Dialect Code:17864
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism85.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious15.00 % 
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: 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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Tuvans-Todzhan in Russia

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