Northern Uzbeks in Korea, South


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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.


Where Are they Located?

The vast majority of Uzbeks are located in either Uzbekistan or adjoining Central Asian nations, but there is a smaller Diaspora in other countries including South Korea.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditionally, most Uzbeks were semi-nomadic shepherds; however, today, most of those living in Northern South Korea either farm or live and work in larger towns and cities. Among those who farm, the principal crop is cotton. Fruits, vegetables, and grains are also grown.

Their common staple food is rice and "osh" is the national dish cooked with rice. Pasta is also a common food item. It was probably brought to Central Asia hundreds of years ago by Italian or Chinese traders who traveled along the Silk Road. Two favorite pasta dishes are ash (a noodle dish sometimes mixed with yogurt) and ashak (an Uzbek-style ravioli).

The traditional dress of the Uzbeks is very distinctive. But today, most wear Western style clothing, especially those who live in large, previously Soviet cities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims. 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 Qur’an.

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 most pressing need of Northern Uzbek people in South Korea is to understand the truth of the loving God who has made provision for them to become His children through full payment for their sins. Who will pay the price to tell the?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Uzbek, Northern in Korea, South.

* Pray for workers to go to the Uzbek people in South Korea, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their Savior.
* Pray for networks of believing Uzbek families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
* Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Uzbek people with his presence and mercy.
*Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple still others.
* Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Uzbek people to be planted and nurtured.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14039/UZ
http://enews.fergananews.com/news.php?id=3387&mode=snews
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koryo-saram
https://www.uzbekistan.de/de/nachrichten/wahlen-usbekistan/relations-between-south-korea-and-uzbekistan-are-model-example


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Uzbek, Northern
People Name in Country Uzbek, Northern
Pronunciation OOZ-bek
Natural Name Northern Uzbeks
Natural Pronunciation OOZ-beks
World Population 30,922,000
Total Countries 19
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Northern Uzbek; Ouzbek; Ozbek; Usbaki; Uzbek; Uzbeki; Wuzibieke; उज़्बेक, नॉर्दर्न
People ID 14039
ROP3 Code 107469

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Primary Language Uzbek, Northern (55,000 speakers)
Language Code uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Uzbek, Northern (55,000 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
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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 God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Uzbek, Northern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video More Than Dreams-Mohammed
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Tomb of Daniel
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Oʻzbekcha (Ўзбекча) - Uzbek
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
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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