Mongolian in Kazakhstan


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Introduction / History

In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the Mongols brutally established the largest empire the world has seen, stretching from Southeast Asia to Europe. They instituted the Yuan Dynasty and ruled China from 1271 to 1368. The terrified Europeans called the Mongols Tatars, meaning "people from hell" (Tartarus).

There are as many as 60 Mongol tribes, but Mongols are divided into two major categories: Those in Mongolia who speak Khalka Mongolian and those from China’s “Inner Mongolia” province. This province may have at one time been a buffer to keep out Mongol raiders. A small number of these “inner” Mongols now live in the United States and Kazakhstan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Kazakhstan, Mongols often live in yurts, where they raise livestock. Their lifestyles are similar to the Kazakhs, who share a similar culture. Both ethnic groups enjoy horse racing, archery and wrestling.


What Are Their Beliefs?

At the mercy of their vast and windswept landscape, the ancient Mongols based their religion on the forces of nature. The moon, stars, and sun were all revered, as were rivers. In the past many Mongols were Christians, converted by Nestorian missionaries between the seventh and fourteenth centuries. Even a chapel outside the Great Khan's royal tent "resounded with the sound of public chants and the beating of tablets loudly announcing the appointed hours of Christian worship." Hulagu Khan's wife was described as "the believing and true Christian queen." The Keirats, a Mongol tribe, numbered 200,000 believers in AD 1007, while there were about 30,000 Mongol Catholics recorded in China by 1368.

Today’s Mongols in Kazakhstan are Buddhist, though there is a liberal amount of shamanism blended in. Their beliefs are similar to those of Tibetan Buddhists.


What Are Their Needs?

Pray for workers to go to the Mongol people in Kazakhstan, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their Savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Prayer Points

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Scripture Prayers for the Mongolian in Kazakhstan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mongolian, Peripheral
People Name in Country Mongolian
Pronunciation
Population this Country 800
Population all Countries 5,588,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chinese Mongolian; Hahl Mongol; Hanl; Khalka; Meng Zu; Menggu
People ID 18603
ROP3 Code 106758
Country Kazakhstan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Kazakhstan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Mongolian, Halh (800 speakers)
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mongolian, Halh (800 speakers)
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mongolian, Halh

Primary Language:  Mongolian, Halh

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1979-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1990)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2003-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Building a Family of Love
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mongolian, Halh
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Mongolian Online Video Christian Resource Center
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mongolian, Halh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Mongolian, Halh
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
75.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
24.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
40.0 %
Orthodox
30.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more