Judeo-Crimean Tatar in Ukraine

The Tatar, Judeo-Crimean have only been reported in Ukraine
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Introduction / History

There are two Jewish people groups in the Crimean Tatar region; the Crimean Karaites, and the Ashkenazi Jews. The Crimean Karaites are probably at least partially descended from Jews that settle near the Black Sea during the Greek Empire. Jewish people often lived among the Greeks in Greek colonies. Hundreds of years later, when Crimea belonged to the Greek-oriented Byzantine Empire, Jewish merchants moved into the area.

Where Are they Located?

These Jewish people live in Crimea, a peninsula in southern Ukraine. Members of these communities have also migrated to Georgia, Russia, Uzbekistan, Israel, or the United States.

What Are Their Lives Like?

These people have faced persecution off and on through the centuries. A couple of years ago, someone painted a swastika on their synagogue. In terms of what they do for a living, there is little that we know.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Karaites are Orthodox, which means that they take the Old Testament scriptures very seriously. It can also give them reason to try to stay away from people of other faiths. Yet, if believers can break through this wall, they can discuss the meaning of the OT prophets who pointed the way to Jesus.

What Are Their Needs?

These Jewish people need acceptance from God. The only way they can be accepted by God is to go through the Son of Man, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tatar, Judeo-Crimean in Ukraine.

* Pray for workers to go to the Jewish Crimean Tatar people, 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.



Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-03-15
People Name General Tatar, Judeo-Crimean
People Name in Country Tatar, Judeo-Crimean
Natural Name Judeo-Crimean Tatar
Pronunciation TAH-tar
Population this Country 1,700
Population all Countries 1,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19616
ROP3 Code 104314
Country Ukraine
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Krym, autonomous republic.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ukraine
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Krym, autonomous republic..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Ukrainian
Language Code ukr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Primary Language Ukrainian
Language Code ukr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
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  (1903-2011)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ukrainian
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Біблія в пер. Івана Огієнка, 1962
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Біблія в пер. П.Куліша та І.Пулюя, 1905
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Новітній переклад Біблії О.Гижі
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Свята Біблія [Новий Заповіт]: Сучасною Мовою
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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