Ruthenian in Ukraine


Population
513,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

The Rusyns are located in the remote and rugged Carpathian highlands which overlap portions of Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are affiliated with the Greek Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches and consider membership to be a part of their national character.


Prayer Points

* 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 in Ukraine 513,000
World Population 583,400
Total Countries 8
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Balkan Gypsy, Hungarian Gypsy, Jerides, Rusin, Rusy, Rusyn
People ID 14601
Country Ukraine
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Transcarpathian Oblast. May be in Romania.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Ukraine
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Transcarpathian Oblast. May be in Romania.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Rusyn (513,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rue   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Rusyn (513,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rue   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Rusyn

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.70 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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