Polish in Kazakhstan



Population

51,500

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The first Polish settlers came to Kazakhstan in the 19th century, mostly to the Kazakh cities. But the biggest emigration to this country began in the time of the Second World War and was connected with the Soviet occupation of Eastern Borderlands of pre-war Poland and from Lithuania and Ukraine. It was a kind of communistic genocide - because of extreme conditions, hard work in labor camps, hunger and disease, tens of thousands died. Those who survived started to plant new towns and villages.


Where are they Located?

The Polish people live in the area of the former Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. The biggest number of Polish people in this country live in the Taiynsha District, in the north of Kazakhstan. There are also large Polish communities in Almaty.


What are Their Lives Like?

Today most Polish people in Kazakhstan live in poverty, without access to modern medicine and in poor housing conditions. Young descendants of Polish exiles suffer also from intolerance in their country.


What are Their Beliefs?

The religious lives of Polish people in Kazakhstan are varied. They are Roman and Greek Catholics, but there are also Orthodox Christians. Some of them are also atheists, because of hard experiences of war and communism.


What are Their Needs?

Many Polish in Kazakhstan want to return to their country, but for most of them it is impossible. They need good medical care and other material aids. The young people need better access to education and more tolerance for them.


Prayer Points

* Pray for humanitarian aid forthe Polish in Kazakhstan.
* Pray for Bible-believing doctors and teachers.
* Pray for courage and God's wisdom for the people who want to go to serve.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Polish
People Name in Country Polish
Population in Kazakhstan 52,000
World Population 40,038,000
Countries 48
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Pole, Poles, Silesian
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Slav, Western
People Name General Polish
Ethnic Code CEW22i
People ID 14431
Country Kazakhstan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 39  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Polish
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Polish
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1522-1984)
New Testament Yes   (1553-1991)
Complete Bible Yes   (1561-1965)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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 Polish
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblia Gdańska
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica's Polish
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nowa Biblia Gdańska

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
2.0 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
96.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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