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Tsaatan in Mongolia

Tsaatan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
300 Tuvan Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Tsaatan in Mongolia

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Introduction / History
The Dukha or Tsaatan are a Turkic people of reindeer herders who live in northern Khovsgol Aimag in Mongolia. Tsaatan means those who have reindeers in Mongolian. They speak Tuva and Mongolian.

They follow Tengrism as their religion. They worship creation and ancestors and believe the ghosts of ancestors live as animals and give guidance. They have religious books. The Dukha were originally from the Tuva part of Russia. They live as people did many years ago.

The Dukha are one of only a few reindeer herding peoples. Reindeers are of the utmost importance to them. They live on reindeer produce which are milk, yogurt and cheese. They use reindeer for transport and for carrying items and really look after them and treat them as part of the family. Adults and children alike train the reindeers.

The Dukha are nomadic and move about a lot, which can be an obstacle to the gospel. They live in portable round tents that are called yurts made mostly from tree bark. They sleep on the ground on skins and their yurt always includes a stove. They also hunt wild animals for food for themselves.

Prayer Points
* Pray that ways are found to give the Dukha the gospel message.
* Pray that they will be shown the Bible and replace their religious books with it and that they will come to Jesus Christ.

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukha_people

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Country: Mongolia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:North and west enclaves, Hovsgol Province, northwest Tsagaannuur and Ulaan-Uul sums, 2 areas of east of Hovsgol Nuur; Uvs Province, north and west of Uva Nuur, far north Tsagaannuur and Ulaan-Uul sums; Dzavhan Province, Dorvoljin sum; and Hovd Province, capital city area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tsaatan
People Name General: Tsaatan
Alternate People Names:
DuhalarDukha
ROP3 Code: 115457
Joshua Project People ID: 18992
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Ural-Siberian
People Name General: Tsaatan
Ethnic Code: MSY41z
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Language
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Primary Language: Tuvan (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tyv    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions100.00 % 
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 %
 
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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: 1996
New Testament:
2002Audio
Complete Bible: 2011
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 Tuva
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Тыва дыл - Tuvinian
 
 
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Tsaatan in Mongolia

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