Uzbek, Northern in United States


Population
26,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Uzbeks are a Central Asian people who speak a Turkic based language. About half of the Uzbeks who live in the US live in New York City. They are few in number, and they started to arrive when the Soviet Union began to fall in 1990. There is a complicated "lottery" system for people from Uzbekistan and other countries that are largely not represented in the US.

The vast majority of Uzbeks come because of the repressive government in Uzbekistan and because they want to earn a better living. They earn far more than they did in Uzbekistan, though most work in modest jobs like driving cabs. A few have made it as models, actresses, athletes, etc.


Ministry Obstacles

Because of 70 years of Communist influence, the Muslim Uzbeks are largely secular. They may or may not be familiar with the teachings of Islam. Those who are serious about Islam are looked upon with suspicion by the Uzbek government, and also by many in the general population. Those with a spiritual mindset are suspect, so anyone taking Christ to the Uzbeks would need to make it clear that it is about the person, Jesus Christ, not about a religious or political system.


Outreach Ideas

The Uzbeks have not been in the US for very long and most of them were born in Uzbekistan. They are eager to find people who will teach them English, leaving the door wide open for Christian English teachers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Very few among the Uzbeks follow Christ. Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to them in ways they will understand.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for a discipleship making movement in the US that will penetrate Central Asian communities both in the US and in Central Asia.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-05-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-05-09
People Name General Uzbek, Northern
People Name in Country Uzbek, Northern
Population in United States 26,000
World Population 27,091,900
Total Countries 17
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Northern Uzbek, Ouzbek, Ozbek, Usbaki, Uzbek, Uzbeki, Wuzibieke, उज़्बेक, नॉर्दर्न
People ID 14039
ROP3 Code 107469

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Uzbek, Northern (26,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Uzbek, Northern (26,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Uzbek, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1891-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1992-2010)
Complete Bible No
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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-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
85.00 %
Non-Religious
14.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
13.0 %
Orthodox
40.0 %
Other Christian
9.0 %
Protestant
37.0 %
Roman Catholic
1.0 %
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Profile Source: Keith Carey  
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