Udin, Udi in Kazakhstan

Population

320

Christian

90.0%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Hope for Europe


Introduction / History

On the left-bank tributaries of the Turianchai River there is a village of Nidzh whose outskirts are smothered in fruit and walnut orchards. Nidzh and its suburbs are inhabited by the Udin (or Udi, Uti as they call themselves), the representatives of a small, but ancient people having its own language. Nidzh is surrounded by vast virgin leaf forests with many birds. Local honey, which is particularly tasty, is also famous. Scientist believe the Udin to be the descendants of the Caucasian Albanians.

The Uddin written language had not been established until the twentieth century. For their literary language, the Udin used the Azerbaijanian, Georgian, Armenian, and Russian languages. The language is the Lezgin group of the Caucasian (Dagestan) languages.

The main Udin occupations are agriculture, horticulture, and cattle-breeding. Some Udin people work in industries. Vodka making and raising nuts and pigs are common industries.


What are Their Beliefs?

Udin believers follow Christian ideas, both Orthodox and Georgian.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will call and empower Christians to take the Word of Life to the Udi.
* Ask God to give them receptivity to the message of Christ's atoning death for sin which makes forgiveness possible.



Profile Source: Hope for Europe

People Name General Udin
People Name in Country Udin, Udi
Population in Kazakhstan 320
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Alban, Urum
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Udin
Ethnic Code CEW17b
Country Kazakhstan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Udi (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Udi 300
Category Resource
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
90%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
10.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
10.00%
Orthodox
90.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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