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Uzbek, Southern in United States

Uzbek, Southern

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
27,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % No   

Uzbek, Southern in United States

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Summary
The Uzbeks are a Central Asian people who speak a Turkic based language. About half of the Uzbeks who live in the US live in New York City. They are few in number, and they started to arrive when the Soviet Union began to fall in 1990. There is a complicated "lottery" system for people from Uzbekistan and other countries that are largely not represented in the US.

The vast majority of Uzbeks come because of the repressive government in Uzbekistan and because they want to earn a better living. They earn far more than they did in Uzbekistan, though most work in modest jobs like driving cabs. A few have made it as models, actresses, athletes, etc.

Ministry Obstacles
Because of 70 years of Communist influence, the Muslim Uzbeks are largely secular. They may or may not be familiar with the teachings of Islam. Those who are serious about Islam are looked upon with suspicion by the Uzbek government, and also by many in the general population. Those with a spiritual mindset are suspect, so anyone taking Christ to the Uzbeks would need to make it clear that it is about the person, Jesus Christ, not about a religious or political system.

Outreach Ideas
The Uzbeks have not been in the US for very long and most of them were born in Uzbekistan. They are eager to find people who will teach them English, leaving the door wide open for Christian English teachers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Very few among the Uzbeks follow Christ. Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to them in ways they will understand.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for a discipleship making movement in the US that will penetrate Central Asian communities both in the US and in Central Asia.

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Country: United States
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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People Name in Country: Uzbek, Southern
People Name General: Uzbek, Southern
Alternate People Names:
Afghan UzbekSouthern Uzbek
UzbakUzbek
ROP3 Code: 110472
Joshua Project People ID: 15756
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 27,000
Population all Countries: 4,296,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Uzbek
People Name General: Uzbek, Southern
Ethnic Code: MSY41l
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Language
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Primary Language: Uzbek, Southern (27,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): uzs    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.40 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.60 % 
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
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: 2004-2006
New Testament:
1992
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Uzbek, Southern
 
 
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