The Rusyns are an Eastern Slavic ethnic group. Their origins can be traced back to Slavic peoples who began to appear in the valleys of the Carpathian Mountains in small numbers during the fifth and sixth centuries.
The Rusyns are located in the remote and rugged Carpathian highlands which overlap portions of Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Traditional Rusyn culture is characterized by the colorful and elaborate craftsmanship of their clothing, sculpture, architecture, woodworking, metalworking, rug weaving, pottery, and egg decorating. Other Rusyn traditions are their songs and dances.
They are affiliated with the Greek Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches and consider membership to be a part of their national character.
* Scripture Prayers for the Ruthenian in Ukraine.
* Ask God to call out local Ukrainian Evangelical Christians to share the Good News with the Rusyns.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Ruthenian|
|People Name in Country||Ruthenian|
|Population this Country||497,000|
|Population all Countries||560,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
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|Alternate Names||Balkan Gypsy; Hungarian Gypsy; Jerides; Rusin; Rusy; Rusyn|
|Region||Europe, Eastern and Eurasia|
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|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Zakarpats’ka oblast’. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Rusyn
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