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Altai in Kazakhstan

Altai

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Altai, Southern Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.44 %   

Altai in Kazakhstan

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Summary
Presently a number of different peoples are united as "Altaics", or "Oirots". For the most part, these peoples have had different occupations, modes of life, and ethnic origins, which is why the Altai district of the Mountain Altai autonomous region is linguistically and ethnically so diverse. There is a great difference between the North and South Altaics in their customs and clothing. Altai is a very old center for the art of metal working. Since ancient times the North Altaics have been remarkable for their skill in mining and melting iron and fashioning harnesses, helmets, spears, hunting gear, sabres and many other things. Throughout the centuries the Altaics have tenaciously held on to several elements of Old Turkic culture and the accompanying way of life. Many Old Turkic shamanistic customs have remained, including the rite of sacrificing animals.

Ministry Obstacles
Commitment to tradition makes it difficult to change ones' way of life, and following Christ does require change.

Outreach Ideas
The old Altaic tradition of sacrificing animals could serve as an effective bridge to understanding the sacrifice of Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the few followers of Jesus Christ among the Altai will be accurately instructed in the truths of scripture, and will place their faith fully in the finished work of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that all Altai people will come to worship the creator, instead of his creation. Also pray for improved living conditions, for good schools and for employment opportunities.

Scripture Focus
"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chron 16:28-29

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Country: Kazakhstan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:34 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Altai
People Name General: Altai
Alternate People Names:
OirotSouthern Altai
TuTuba
ROP3 Code: 100235
Joshua Project People ID: 10256
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 76,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Altai
Ethnic Code: MSY41z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Altai, Southern (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): alt    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 0.44 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious90.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox90.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2003Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Altai, Southern
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Алтай тил - Southern Alt ...
 
 
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Altai in Kazakhstan

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