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Uyghur in Canada

Uyghur

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Uyghur in Canada

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Introduction / History
Before 1921 the various Turkic groups in Xinjiang called themselves by the name of the oasis near which they lived. When Turkic leaders met in Tashkent in 1921, they chose the name Uygur as the mark of their identity. Uygur means "unity" or "alliance."

Uygur is a Turkic language, related to Uzbek, Kazak, and Kirgiz. It also contains loanwords from Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Russian, and Mongolian.

In the mid-eighth century the Uygurs inhabited part of present-day Mongolia. Around AD 840 they were attacked from the north by the Kirgiz and fled southwest to their current homeland in what is now China's Xinjiang Province.

Xinjiang is the border between the Chinese and the Turkic worlds. It is part of China, but the Uygur people are Turkic in their looks, their religion, and their culture. Many want to break away from China, causing violent clashes between the powerful Chinese government and Uygur separatists. As a result, some have left their homeland.

Where are they located?
Most the Uygurs live in China, but many live in neighboring Central Asian countries like Kazakhstan and Turkey. There is a small number in Canada.

What are their lives like?
It was reported in the news in 2016 that a Uygur living in Canada was imprisoned by the Chinese government. Uygurs in Canada say that the Chinese government is trying to infiltrate and intimidate their community.

What are their beliefs?
Most Uygurs follow a folk Islam mixed with superstition. Today, although almost all Uygurs confess to be Muslims, few are aware of the time in history when the majority of Uygurs were Christians.

What are their needs?
Uygurs need to put their identity in Christ, not in anything less. They have the chance to hear the gospel in Canada where there are fewer Uygur believers than there are in China.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Uygurs in Canada will surrender their hearts and minds to the Risen Christ.
* Pray for Canadian believers to reach out to the Uygurs among them.
* Pray for a strong disciple making movement among Uygurs in Canada that will affect other Muslim peoples in that country.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15755/CA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15755/CH
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/uyghur-canadians-say-chinese-officials-detained-blackmailed-them/article24056142/
http://www.uyghurcanadiansociety.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/news/uighurs/
http://globalnews.ca/news/2494415/china-reduces-sentences-for-11-uighurs-including-canadian/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyghurs

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-16
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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Uyghur
People Name General: Uyghur
Alternate People Names:
HuiheKashgar
Kashgar TurkiKashgar-Yarkand
TaranchiUigher
UighuirUighur
UiguirUigur
UygherWeiwuer
Yuanheउयघुर
ROP3 Code: 110469
Joshua Project People ID: 15755
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 12,069,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Uyghur
People Name General: Uyghur
Ethnic Code: MSY41z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Uyghur (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): uig    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1898-1995
New Testament:
1914-2005Audio
Complete Bible: 1950
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 ...
Audio RecordingsXush Hewer Uyghur audio Bible
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Uyghur
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoThe Korban Provision (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: ھازىرقى زامام ئۇي ...
Text / Printed MatterMuqeddes Kitab
Text / Printed MatterUyghurche Muqeddes Kitab Jemiyiti
 
 
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Uyghur in Canada

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