Soyot in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Soyot only in Russia

Population

3,650

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


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.



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Country Russia
Continent Asia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Siberia, Tuvin Ao
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People Name General Soyot
People Name in Country Soyot
ROP3 Code 115818
Joshua Project People ID 19736
Indigenous Yes
Population in Russia 3,650
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tuva 3,652
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Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Ural-Siberian
People Name General Soyot
Ethnic Code MSY41
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Largest Religion Buddhism
Buddhism
70.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
30.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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