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Mongol, Khalka in Canada

Mongol, Khalka

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,500 Mongolian, Halh Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 1.10 %   

Mongol, Khalka in Canada

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Introduction / History
In the thirteenth century, Genghis Khan formed the largest empire in world history by uniting all of the nomadic Mongol tribes. During the centuries that followed, the once mighty Mongol Empire was squeezed between the growing Russian and Chinese empires. In the early 1920s, Mongolia became a Marxist state until its quiet democratic revolution in 1990.

The Khalka Mongols consider their language, Halh, to be the "real" Mongolian language, since all other Mongols speak variations or dialects of Halh. Halh is understood throughout Mongolia and by Mongols living in Central Asia.

Where are they located?
Most Khalka Mongolians live in Mongolia or China, but a small number have found their way to Canada. Some have made their home in Calgary.

What are their lives like?
Some of the Mongols have gone to Canada to evade either poverty or a bad family situation in Mongolia. Alcoholism and unemployment are widespread in Mongolia. Some of these people are in danger of being deported since they are not refugees in the traditional sense.

What are their beliefs?
The Khalka Mongols were traditionally shamanists (belief in an unseen world of gods, demons, and spirits). The people depended on shamans (medicine men) to cure the sick by magic, communicate with the gods, and control events.

In the late 1500s, the Mongols were introduced to Tibetan Buddhism, and most Mongols converted to Buddhism at that time. By 1900, more than half of Mongolia's males were serving as priests in Buddhist monasteries. However, as a result of an anti-religious movement launched by the Marxist government in the 1930s, about three-quarters of the Khalka Mongols became either non-religious or atheists.

Today, a number of Khalka Mongols have returned to the beliefs of their forefathers. Shamans are once again called upon to cure the sick or alleviate evil spirits through divination, oracles, and astrology. This might be affecting some of the Mongols in Canada as well.

What are their needs?
Mongol immigrants in Canada need to learn language and job skills that will help them to flourish in their new environment.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to set the Khalka Mongol free from their bondage to occultism and shamanistic beliefs.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among the Mongols in North America.
* Ask God to raise up teams of intercessors who will faithfully stand in the gap for the Khalkha Mongols around the world.
* Pray that believers in Canada will have opportunities to introduce the Khalka Mongol to the Prince of Peace.
* Pray that Mongol men in Canada would rise up to become strong in the Lord. Pray that they will use that strength to nurture their families in the ways of Christ.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18605/CA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18605/MG
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/calgary-mother-and-daughter-deported-to-mongolia-1.3090520

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-11
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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: Mongol, Khalka
People Name General: Mongol, Khalka
Alternate People Names:
BaitBayad
BayitHahl Mongol
HanlKhalka
Khalkha MongolMeng Zu
MengguMongolian
OiratSoutheastern Mongolian
Western Mongul
ROP3 Code: 114225
Joshua Project People ID: 18605
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,500
Population all Countries: 2,274,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mongolian
People Name General: Mongol, Khalka
Ethnic Code: MSY41f
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Language
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Primary Language: Mongolian, Halh (1,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): khk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism30.00 % 
Christianity1.50 %(Evangelical: 1.10 %)
Ethnic Religions36.50 % 
HinduismUnknown 
IslamUnknown 
Non-Religious32.00 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
UnknownUnknown 
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: 1979-1991
New Testament:
1990Audio
Complete Bible: 2003
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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