Tuvans-Todzhans in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Tuvans-Todzhans only in Russia






Largest Religion

Main Language



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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-13
People Name General Tuvans-Todzhans
People Name in Country Tuvans-Todzhans
Population in Russia 1,800
World Population 1,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Ural-Siberian
People Name General Tuvans-Todzhans
Ethnic Code MSY41
People ID 19738
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: Northeastern Tuvin (1,800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tuva: Northeastern Tuvin 1,800
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
85.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
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 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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