Chukchi in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Chukchi only in Russia
Population
16,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

"The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples" (Deut. 7:7 - NIV). The Bible teaches that the Lord values a people group regardless of its size. We know from His Word that small groups like the Chukchis of Eastern Siberia are as dear to His loving heart as those from large people groups like the Russians. There are no more than 500 known members of this tiny fragment of humanity. They were identified by outsiders in the 1930s and have no Christian believers.

It is easy to understand why missionaries and others have overlooked the Chukchi people. They are surrounded by many other better-known cultures. Like most of their neighboring peoples, the Chukchis live by reindeer production, fishing, fur trapping, and mining. Summer temperatures barely make it above freezing in their eastern homeland along the Bering Sea, and winter temperatures fall well below zero.

The Chukchis are an industrious people, and they are also very artistic. They are skillful bone carvers. Songs and dances are an integral part of their traditions. They value education and literature very highly.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Lord will have compassion on this very small people group and send Christians who are willing to bring the Good News of Jesus to the Chukchis


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-02-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-18
People Name General Chukchi
People Name in Country Chukchi
Population in Russia 16,000
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chukchis, Chukot
People ID 11378
ROP3 Code 102211
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chukchi and Koriak Autonomous Counties.   Source:  Red Book Russian People Profiles
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chukchi and Koriak Autonomous Counties..   Source:  Red Book Russian People Profiles
Primary Language Chukchi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ckt   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chukchi
Primary Language Chukchi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ckt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chukchi

Primary Language:  Chukchi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2004)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
12.00 %
Ethnic Religions
77.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
11.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
85.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Chukotka.org   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Norwegian Polar Institute  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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