Soyot in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Soyot only in Russia






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Soyot people were once part of a cluster of peoples that eventually split into three groups. Then the Soyots themselves were nearly engulfed by the much larger Buryat groups that migrated into their homeland from Mongolia. One of their chief occupations was reindeer breeding, but were forced into other work under the Soviet Union. Now they are trying to revive that part of their culture since becoming a recognized people group after the fall of communism.

Where Are they Located?

The Soyot are located in Buryatia, Russia.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Although most practice Tibetan Buddhism, they are trying to go back to their Shamanistic roots in an effort to revive their dying culture. Their language is close to extinction.

Prayer Points

* Pray for culturally sensitive workers to take Jesus to the Soyot people in such a way that they realize that they can embrace Him without jeopardizing their culture.
* Pray that the Soyot will know the great power of Jesus Christ over the power of spirits.
* Pray that God would send Russian, Buryat & Mongolian Christians to share the Good News of Jesus with the Soyot people.
* Ask God to open the hearts of the Soyot to make them receptive to the Gospel of Christ.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Soyot.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-12
People Name General Soyot
People Name in Country Soyot
Population in Russia 3,500
World Population 3,500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Ural-Siberian
People Name General Soyot
Ethnic Code MSY41
People ID 19736
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Siberia, Tuvin Ao.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tuva (3,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tuva 3,500
For Primary Language: Tuva

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1996)
New Testament Yes   (2002)
Complete Bible Yes   (2011)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Tuva Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
70.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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