Orok in Russia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Orok are located in the Sakhalin Region and the city of Khabarovsk, Russia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Oroks are pure Mongoloids belonging to the Baikal or Paleo-Siberian group, but they are a dying people group. Intermarriage has caused their numbers to dwindle. Many of their customs were lost during the Soviet era, when the government forced them away from their nomadic way of life and herding reindeer to move to new villages on the coast in order to become fishermen. Since the fall of Communism in 1991, the Oroks had been allowed to return to their homeland, but only a few have chosen to do so. The Orok language has never been written down, and so this people group has no Bible. Traditionally, they practiced shamanism and pagan religion.

Prayer Points

* Ask God to lead a mission agency to begin translating the Bible into Orok.
* Pray that God would open doors for missionaries to work amongst the Orok Russian laws often make it difficult for foreign missionaries to reach out to people groups like the Orok.
* Ask God to open the hearts of this people group to Christ's message of salvation.
* Ask God to preserve their culture and language.
* Pray that Russian Christians would share the Good News of Jesus with the Orok people in an effective and powerful way.
* Pray that the Orak people will put their identity in Christ, giving them a hope and joy they have never experienced.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
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People Name General Orok
People Name in Country Orok
Population in Russia 300
World Population 1,300
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Orak
Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Ural-Siberian
People Name General Orok
Ethnic Code MSY41i
People ID 14219
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Poronajsk District, Sakhalin Island, Poronajsk town, Gastello and Vakhrushev settlements; Nogliki District, Val village, Nogliki settlement.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Orok (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Orok 300
For Primary Language: Orok

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
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: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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