Mordvinian in Kazakhstan


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Mordvinian people speak two languages, Moksha and Erzya. They consider these two languages to define two separate ethnic groups.

They are from Mordovia, a republic within western Russia. The first written mention of them was in the 500s. The Mongol Empire overran Mordovia in the 1200s, but it fell under the rule of Ivan IV of Russia in 1552. They have been dominated by the Russians ever since. During the Soviet Era, they were scattered, and today they live in 10 different countries that were once part of the USSR.


What Are Their Lives Like?

No matter where the Mordvinian live, they have their own cuisine, based on fish. Mushrooms are a common ingredient in Mordvinian dishes. They also eat meat, fresh fruit, carrots, beans, cabbage, cucumbers, potatoes, garlic, pumpkins, beets, turnips and radishes. They eat all kinds of grains, not just wheat, but spelt, barley and rye. They use these grains to make bliny, a thin pancake.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though a small number still adhere to their ancient religion, most Mordvinian are now Russian Orthodox. They have varying degrees of commitment to the church and to the savior. Many are secular.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mordvinian need to keep their eyes on Jesus and allow him to guide their families and communities.


Prayer Points

Pray for the guidance of the only savior to lead the Mordvinian people into a time where they flourish economically and spiritually.

Pray for Mordvinian disciples to make more disciples.

Pray for spiritual hunger and a strong commitment to Jesus Christ in the Russian Orthodox Church.


Scripture Prayers for the Mordvinian in Kazakhstan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordovia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordovian_cuisine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordvin_Native_Religion


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mordvinian
People Name in Country Mordvinian
Alternate Names
Population this Country 9,500
Population all Countries 105,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13809
ROP3 Code 106791
ROP25 Code 305610
ROP25 Name Mordvin
Country Kazakhstan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Kazakhstan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
35.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Erzya
Language Code myv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Russian
Primary Language Erzya
Language Code myv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Russian
People Groups Speaking Erzya

Primary Language:  Erzya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1821-1998)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1824-2006)
Bible-Complete No
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Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Erzya Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
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Mobile App iOS Bible app: Erzya YouVersion Bibles
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