Greek in Latvia

Population

250

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Hope for Europe


Introduction / History

The Greeks are the descendants of the migrants from the Balkan Peninsula who came to Russia partly in the eighteenth century, but mostly in the nineteenth century. This migration was the result of the political situation from the Balkans and Russian-Turkish wars, leading to considerable movement of the population. The Christian population, oppressed and mercilessly robbed by the government of the Osman empire, saw in Russia their liberator from the centuries-old Turkish oppression. They left their homes and followed the Russian army in masses.

In the Russian-Turkish war of 1768-1774, the Greek rebels from Greece fought on the Russian side and, after the war, a considerable part of them settled in the Crimea. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Greek settlements had lost their military importance. The Greeks who lived in the steppe districts in the Crimea and on the coast, used the Tatar language (they were called Greeks-Tatars). The other part, which lived in the mountain regions, preserved their own language which was a dialect of the modern Greek language. This group was called "Greeks-Hellens."


What are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is Christian Orthodoxy.


Prayer Points

They are religious, but lack understanding of the Gospel and a close relationship with the living God.
* Pray that there is a way to really communicate the living God of today.
* Pray for a release of workers, finances and resources that are needed.



Profile Source: Hope for Europe

People Name General Greek
People Name in Country Greek
Population in Latvia 250
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dimotiki, Greek Cypriot, Hellenic, Romei, Romeos, Urum
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Greek
People Name General Greek
Ethnic Code CEW20
Country Latvia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Greek (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Greek 300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1547-1949)
New Testament Yes   (1638-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1840-1994)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Greek
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
94.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
3.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
98.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
2.0 %
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