Udekhe in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Udekhe only in Russia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Udekhe live in Primorsky Krai and the city of Khabarovsk, Russia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Udekhs' way of life is closely connected with their taiga forest and hunting. This previously required a more mobile lifestyle. However under Soviet rule, many of the Udekhe were resettled and now there exist nine ethnically pure Udekhe settlements all located some distance apart. With the threat of industry & development, the Udekhe are fighting for control over their traditional territories along the Bikin River in an effort to save their land, their culture and their language from becoming obsolete.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Udekhe worship the Spirit of Taiga and practice shamanism and animal worship. There is no translation of the Bible in their language.

Prayer Points

* Ask God to preserve the language and culture of the Udekhe people.
* Pray that God will send workers to live among the Udekhe and share the good news of Jesus Christ with them.
* Ask God to open the hearts and minds of the Udekhe people to believe and accept the Truth of Jesus Christ and to know the power of the One True God.
* Ask God to establish a strong, healthy church in each of the 9 Udekhe settlements.
* Pray that God would raise up Prayer warriors on behalf of the Udekhe people.
* Pray that there will soon be gospel recordings and Bible portions available in the heart language of the Udekhe.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Udekhe
People Name in Country Udekhe
Population in Russia 1,500
World Population 1,500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Udege, Udygeins
Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Ural-Siberian
People Name General Udekhe
Ethnic Code MSY41i
People ID 15683
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Khabarovsk Krai, particularly in district of Laso, Nanisky region and in Primorsky Krai (Pozharsky, Krasnoarmeisky and Terneisky regions)..   Source:  Red Book Russian People Profiles
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Russian Udihe
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Russian Udihe
For Primary Language: Udihe

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
7.00 %
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: Peoples of the Red Book  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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