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Tatar, Mishari in Russia

Tatar, Mishari

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Tatar Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %   

Tatar, Mishari in Russia

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Introduction / History
Mishars are a Tatar ethnic group inhabiting the right bank of the Volga River up to the right bank of the Oka River to the north in Niznyi Novgorod, Penza and Ulyanovsk regions. The locals refer to the area as Misharistan, because it is the land of Mishar Tatar.

They speak a western dialect of the Tatar language. They carefully preserve their traditions. Despite the actions of the Soviet Government to eradicate religion in the country, the local Tatars have managed to preserve wooden mosques -- unique historical monuments with a 200-year history. But what is more interesting; the Mishar Tatars not only honor their own tradition, but keep and respect ancient Russian traditions. During the Majlis (Assembly), funeral or religious holidays, they place samovars on their tables and drink tea from saucers in the ancient Russian manner.

What are their beliefs?
The Mishar Tatar are of the Hanafite branch of Sunni Islam. The Tatar's Volga area has been an Islamic stronghold since the ninth century. Nevertheless, the Tatar's beliefs remain more liberal and intellectual than the beliefs held by the more Orthodox Muslims of Central Asia or the Caucasus. For instance, in many of their mosques, prayer times have been arranged so as not to conflict with work schedules. Women have also been encouraged to join the men at the mosques instead of praying at home, as is the usual custom.

Prayer Points
* Ask the Lord to call those who are willing to go to Russia and share Christ with the Mishar Tatar.
* Pray that God will give missions agencies favor and strategies for reaching these Muslims.
* Ask God to open doors for Christian businessmen, teachers, and other tentmakers to share the Gospel with them.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Mishar Tatar towards Christians so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.
* Ask the Lord to raise up a strong local church among the Mishar Tatar.

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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
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tatar, Mishari
People Name General: Tatar, Mishari
ROP3 Code: 116825
Joshua Project People ID: 20521
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 800
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Tatar, Mishari
Ethnic Code: MSY41z
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Language
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Primary Language: Tatar (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tat    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.00 % 
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: 1864-2007
New Testament:
1820-2005Audio
Complete Bible: 2016
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 Tatar
Film / VideoKorban
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime))
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Татарча - Tatar
Text / Printed MatterIBT Russia - resources
 
 
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