Negidal, Nizovsk in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Negidal only in Russia

Population

510

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Negidaltses belong to the Tunguso-Manchu people group. "Negidal" means "a man of these parts," their official name is a Russian form of the Evenki word ngegida, which means "coastal" or "outermost." Their history and ethnicity are closely intertwined with that of neighboring people groups, Nivhs, Ulches, Nanaitses, and Evenks. They have and Upper and Lower dialect in the Negidalts language. The upper dialect has much to do with language of Ulches, Oroches, Nanaitses; while, the Lower dialect is influenced by the Evenks. There is, however, no written language. Negidal is now only spoken at home.


Where are they Located?

They live mainly near the river Amgun in Khabarovsk Krai where there are several hundred people, however, in the Russian Federation there are also several hundred more people. Therefore a few Negidaltses people are scattered around Russia at different locations. Modern Negidaltses lived in the Ulchesky region of Pauline Osipenko.


What are Their Lives Like?

The people of Negidaltses had household farms, where they breed cattle, pigs, and birds. They also have kitchen gardens where they can grow vegetables. The Negidaltses jobs mainly were either a fishermen and/or hunters. Today in some places the Negidals have converted to agriculture rather than fishing. One of the few differences between the Upper and Lower Negidaltses is that the Upper does reindeer breeding while the lower breeds sledge dogs. When they went fishing they would use, small and large fishing nets, hooks, fishing rods, and spears. Each family would make for themselves dried elk, called yukols. At the end of the 19th century the Negidaltses food ration would consist of potatoes; which they would switch the potatoes for fish from neighboring Russians. Eventually some of the lower Negidaltses began to grow potatoes for themselves. As far as clothing is concerned, the women knew how to create the clothes and footwear for them; sometimes they decorated them with fine ornaments. For clothes, they use the skin of fish. Out of the fish's skin, they would create clothes, footwear, and homemade articles. The Negidals typically live in Russian style log cottages.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Negidaltses customarily are animist and shamanist.


Prayer Points

* Pray for believers to present the gospel to the Negidal people in a way they can understand and respond to so that churches may be planted and those who respond be discipled.
* Pray that there is openness to God and His Word and hearts are ready to hear the good news.
* Pray for protection over those who would try to work among the Negidal.


Profile Source:   Jubilee Adleta  

People Name General Negidal
People Name in Country Negidal, Nizovsk
Population in Russia 510
World Population 500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Negidaltses, Nizovsk
Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Ural-Siberian
People Name General Negidal
Ethnic Code MSY41i
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Khabarovsk Krai.
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Negidal (500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Negidal 500
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Category Resource
None reported  
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-03-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-03-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-27

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Jubilee Adleta  
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