Uzbek, Northern in Italy


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Introduction / History

The Uzbeks are a Turkic people group located primarily in Central Asia. The earliest ancestors of the Uzbeks, the Central Asian Turks, aided Genghis Khan in his conquest of Eastern Europe in the 1300s. Eventually, as unity between the Turks and Mongols faded, numerous warring kingdoms were formed. It was from several of these kingdoms that the Uzbeks descended.

By the mid-1800s, most of the Uzbeks had been conquered by the Russians. They lived under czarist rule until the Bolshevik Revolution brought the Communists to power in 1917. The new socialist government forced many of the Uzbek nomads and farmers to live on collective farms. When the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, Uzbekistan became an independent nation. At that time, some of them managed to leave for Western countries like Italy in search of better jobs and education.


Where Are they Located?

About 15 million Uzbeks live in their homeland, present-day Uzbekistan. There are also large Uzbek communities in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as small communities in many other nations, including Italy.


What Are Their Lives Like?

No matter where they live, Uzbek families are extended, with a patriarchal authority ruling over several generations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims of the Hanafite branch. Like other Muslims, the Uzbeks believe that there is one God, Allah, whose will was revealed through the prophet Mohammed and then recorded in the Koran. The Uzbeks are not generally Orthodox Muslims. Many traditional beliefs have been mingled with their Islamic practices. Many of the younger generation are either atheists or non-religious.


What Are Their Needs?

The rural lifestyle of most Uzbeks in Uzbekistan did not prepare them for an urban life. Believers can teach them marketable skills for the 21st century.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Uzbek, Northern in Italy.

* Ask God to grant wisdom and favor to mission agencies focusing on the Uzbeks.
* Ask the Lord to send long term laborers to live among the Uzbeks in Italy and share the love of Christ with them.
* Pray that believers in Europe will start reaching out to their Uzbek neighbors, and they would be receptive for Christ's love.
* Pray for effectiveness of the JESUS Film and Bible portions that are available in the Uzbek language.
* Pray for God to raise up a Disciple-Making movement among Uzbeks in Italy that will spread to Uzbeks around the globe.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14039/UZ
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15756/US
https://ok.ru/video/12167152950


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Uzbek, Northern
People Name in Country Uzbek, Northern
Pronunciation Wooz-beck
World Population 28,848,000
Total Countries 18
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Northern Uzbek, Ouzbek, Ozbek, Usbaki, Uzbek, Uzbeki, Wuzibieke, उज़्बेक, नॉर्दर्न
People ID 14039
ROP3 Code 107469
Country Italy
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Italy
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Uzbek, Northern (1,100 speakers)
Language Code uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Uzbek, Northern (1,100 speakers)
Language Code uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Uzbek, Northern

Primary Language:  Uzbek, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1891-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1992-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fire (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Uzbek, Northern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Tie the Belt (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Traditional Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Oʻzbekcha (Ўзбекча) - Uzbek
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
86.00 %
Non-Religious
14.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Fulvio Spada  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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