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Uriankhai, Altai in Mongolia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
31,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.00 % 0.70 %   

Uriankhai, Altai in Mongolia

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Introduction / History
The Uriankhai Altai are a Mongolian tribe from the Altai mountains. They are now a sub-group in West Mongolia.

Uriankhai is a Mongolian term used for forest ethnic groups. Uriankhai means uria which is a war motto.

They were said to have been first heard of in the seventh century. There has been migration among them and they have been under the rule of others. They speak Oirat Mongolian. Tibetan Buddhism and Shamanism are their religions.

The Uriankhai Altai have strict customs. Marriages are arranged among young people. Brides are introduced to family members and respect is shown to each other. They believe it takes nine generations for the blood to be cleared and so they marry away from the family.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Mongolian Christians will lead the Uriankhai Altai to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.


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Country: Mongolia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:High in the Altai Mountains in Hovd's Munkhkhairkhan and Duut soums.
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People Name in Country: Uriankhai, Altai
People Name General: Uriankhai, Altai
ROP3 Code: 115624
Joshua Project People ID: 20048
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 31,000
Population all Countries: 31,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mongolian
People Name General: Uriankhai, Altai
Ethnic Code: MSY41f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mongolian, Halh (31,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): khk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism99.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.70 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
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: 1979-1991
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2003-2015
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 / VideoBuilding a Family of Love
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mongolian, Halh
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mongolian Ariun Bible, 2004 Editi ...
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Uriankhai, Altai in Mongolia

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People Cluster
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      Uriankhai, Altai Mongolia    
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