Kumandins in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Kumandins only in Russia
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Main Language
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Where Are they Located?

The Kumandin are located in Altai Territory, the Republic of Altai, and the Kemerovo Region of Russia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kumandins are a Turkic, Altaic people, who traditionally make their living by hunting and fishing, working as herders and nomads and living off the land.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kumandin practice spirit worship and Shamanism.

What Are Their Needs?

Their language & culture are endangered, and there is real concern for the continuing of the Kumandin people. Many of them are facing unemployment, economic problems, as well as a loss of their own traditions.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Kumandins will know the power of the One True God over the spirits and that they will accept the salvation they can have by faith in Christ.
* Pray that God will saturate these people with His Word, His truth and His guidance, so they will no longer be in bondage to the emptiness of spirit worship and shamanism.
* Pray that God will save Kumandin leaders who will share the love of Jesus with their own people.
* Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant Kumandin church for the glory of His name, and through the church preserve the Kumandin people.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Kumandin so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-24
People Name General Kumandins
People Name in Country Kumandins
Population in Russia 2,900
World Population 2,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19734
ROP3 Code 115270

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Primary Language: Altai, Northern (2,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: atv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Altai, Northern (2,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: atv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Altai, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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