Mansi, Vogul in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Mansi only in Russia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Mansi people of Russia are located in Tyumen and Sverdiovsk regions of Siberia. Their communities lie in a vast plain, divided by many rivers and lakes.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mansis are a semi-nomadic people who specialize in fishing, but as a result of pollution and the oil industry, their way of life has changed in recent years, and has threatened the survival of the Mansi culture and language.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are seen as nominal Orthodox Christian, but in practice they are Animistic. They practice ancestor worship and believe that every man has five souls. The Bible has yet to be completely translated into their language.

What Are Their Needs?

No Russian believers visit the areas where the Mansi live. Because of their isolation, outreach is very difficult.

Prayer Points

* Ask the Lord to call workers who are willing to live the semi-nomadic lifestyle in order to reach out and share the love of Christ with the Mansi.
* Pray for the complete translation of the Bible into the heart language of the Mansi.
* Pray that growing and healthy Christian churches will be planted among the Mansi people.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Mansi people so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.
* Pray that the Mansi may know the power and love of the One True God.
* Ask God to preserve the language & culture of the Mansi.
* Pray for outreaches in every Mansi community.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-03-14
People Name General Mansi
People Name in Country Mansi, Vogul
Population in Russia 12,000
World Population 12,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Vogul
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Finno-Ugric
People Name General Mansi
Ethnic Code MSW51z
People ID 13517
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Khant-Mansi Autonomous County, Tumen Region..   Source:  Red Book Russian People Profiles
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mansi (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mansi 12,000
For Primary Language: Mansi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1868-2007)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.60 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
11.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Norwegian Polar Institute  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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