Tuvans-Todzhans in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Tuvans-Todzhans only in Russia

Population

1,880

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Todzhan Tuvans are a subgroup of the larger, Tuva-speaking group in Russia. They are reindeer herders and breeders. Divorce is common among the Tuvinians. Tuvinian culture is noted for its rich, oral epic poetry. Tuvinians love music and play more than fifty different musical instruments. They have been traditionally Shamanists and Tibetan Buddhists. Today, the Todzhan Tuvans are mostly Buddhists but the influence of Shamanism is still apparent.

Ministry Obstacles

The current religions of the Tuvan people present a very different worldview than that of the Christian. A new way of thinking is necessary to come to Christ as Savior and Lord.


Outreach Ideas

The Tuva language has the complete Bible available, and other resources are also available, including the Jesus film. Pray that Russian or Mongolian Christians will be able to take these resources to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no followers of Jesus among the Todzhan Tuvans, although there are likely a few believers among the larger Tuvan group. Please pray for Tuvan believers to be taught accurately how to know and follow Christ, and that they will grow in numbers.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Tuvan peoples will be able to provide adequately for their families. They live in a harsh land.

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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 Tuvans-Todzhans
People Name in Country Tuvans-Todzhans
ROP3 Code 115817
Joshua Project People ID 19738
Indigenous Yes
Population in Russia 1,880
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tuva: Northeastern Tuvin 1,880
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Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Ural-Siberian
People Name General Tuvans-Todzhans
Ethnic Code MSY41
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Largest Religion Buddhism
Buddhism
85.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
15.00%
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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