Ukrainian in Paraguay


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Ukraine lies to the north of the Black Sea in southwest European Russia. Historic ties to Poland and a Cossack tradition contribute to the Ukrainian heritage. Often referred to as the breadbasket of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine is a primary grain-producing region. It also boasts great mineral wealth and has a productive iron and steel manufacturing economy. There are also large numbers of Ukrainians in Siberia and northern Kazakhstan. There is a growing Ukrainian diaspora, and some are in Paraguay.

Ukrainians settled in Paraguay after others had settled in Brazil and Argentina. They arrived between the 1920s and 1950s. The first Ukrainians came from northern Ukraine’s Volhynia region. The 1940s brought some fleeing the horrors of WWII. Most Ukrainians in Paraguay are settled in Itapúa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Ukraine has been the breadbasket of Eastern Europe until war broke out with Russia. Most Ukrainian in Paraguay are using their agricultural skills in growing grain. They are often large landowners who lease farmland to others.

Others are in urban professions in cities like Asuncion, Encarnacion and especially Itapúa, where Ukrainians have a bigger presence. They are becoming assimilated into Paraguayan society.

Ukrainians are moving out of Paraguay in favor of Argentina, Canada and the United States.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Ukrainians in Paraguay are part of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Almost a third are Greek Orthodox. The rest are Baptist or Mennonite. Ukrainians usually attend church.


What Are Their Needs?

In the 2020s, Ukrainians are facing the stress of war with a major world power. They might live in faraway Paraguay, but most have family and friends who are facing danger.


Prayer Points

Pray that they base their lives on relationship with Christ and become passionate evangelists.
Pray for spiritual and emotional healing over Ukraine’s war with Russia. May they allow Christ to heal their hearts and minds!
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move powerfully in Ukrainian churches in Paraguay.


Scripture Prayers for the Ukrainian in Paraguay.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainians_in_Paraguay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_diaspora
[PDF] Ukrainian settlement in Paraguay | Semantic Scholar
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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ukrainian
People Name in Country Ukrainian
Pronunciation yoo-KRANE-ee-un
Alternate Names
Population this Country 41,000
Population all Countries 32,483,000
Total Countries 51
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15696
ROP3 Code 110376
ROP25 Code 308439
ROP25 Name Ukrainian
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.80 %)
79.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
21.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Ukrainian (41,000 speakers)
Language Code ukr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ukrainian (41,000 speakers)
Language Code ukr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ukrainian

Primary Language:  Ukrainian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1869-2016)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1880-1997)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1903-2020)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ukrainian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
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General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Ukrainian YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
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Mobile App iOS Bible app: Ukrainian YouVersion Bibles
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