Mansi, Vogul in Russia

The Mansi have only been reported in Russia
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Introduction / History

The Mansi people of Russia are located in Tyumen and Sverdiovsk regions of Siberia. Their communities lie in a vast plain, divided by many rivers and lakes.

The Mansis are a semi-nomadic people who specialize in fishing, but as a result of pollution and the oil industry, their way of life has changed in recent years, and has threatened the survival of the Mansi culture and language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are seen as nominal Orthodox Christian, but in practice they are Animistic. They practice ancestor worship and believe that every man has five souls. The Bible has yet to be completely translated into their language.


What Are Their Needs?

No Russian believers visit the areas where the Mansi live. Because of their isolation, outreach is very difficult.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mansi, Vogul in Russia.

* Ask the Lord to call workers who are willing to live the semi-nomadic lifestyle in order to reach out and share the love of Christ with the Mansi.
* Pray for the complete translation of the Bible into the heart language of the Mansi.
* Pray that growing and healthy Christian churches will be planted among the Mansi people.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Mansi people so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.
* Pray that the Mansi may know the power and love of the One True God.
* Ask God to preserve the language & culture of the Mansi.
* Pray for outreaches in every Mansi community.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-03-14
People Name General Mansi
People Name in Country Mansi, Vogul
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Vogul
People ID 13517
ROP3 Code 106281
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Khanty-Mansiyskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug and Sverdlovskaya Oblast’; between Ural and Ob rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Khanty-Mansiyskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug and Sverdlovskaya Oblast’; between Ural and Ob rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mansi (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mns   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mansi (12,000 speakers)
Language Code mns   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mansi

Primary Language:  Mansi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1868–2012)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.60 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
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
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source Norwegian Polar Institute  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more