Tubalars in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Tubalars only in Russia
Population
2,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tubalar people were once nomadic reindeer herders like many of the other small tribes in southern Siberia. Instead of using metal traps like the other people groups, the Tubalar people used "drop" style traps to catch their prey. They are closely related to the Tofalar people who live a similar lifestyle.

Eventually the Russian communists forced the Tubalar people to settle in villages where they became engaged in cooperative fur farming. Their traditional tents were replaced by wooden houses like the Russians used.


Where Are they Located?

There are very few of the Tubalar people left. The few who remain live in southern Siberia along the tributaries of the Katun and the Biya Rivers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sources usually consist of what the Tubalar people were doing decades ago. Most likely there are some of them still engaged with fur farming, but many are probably trying to adjust to an urban world that is foreign to them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tubalar people follow animistic and shamanistic practices. They seek to use the spiritual realm to obtain what they need.


What Are Their Needs?

This people group is dying out. They need to be given the education they need to be able to thrive in Russia's economy.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Russian believers to take His gospel to the Tubalar people.
* There are some believers among the related Tofalar people. Pray that they will reach out to the Tubalar people.
* Pray that the Tubalar people will see the beauty of God's creation and seek the One who created it for our use.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19737/RS
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Tofalar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubalar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubular_people
http://watchdocumentary.org/watch/minority-peoples-of-russia-tubalars-and-chelkans-video_835c37c4b.html
http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/tofalars.shtml


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-23
People Name General Tubalars
People Name in Country Tubalars
Population in Russia 2,000
World Population 2,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19737
ROP3 Code 115271
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Altay, Altayskiy Kray, and Khakasiya; Gorno-Altai Ao mountains, along Mongolia and China border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Altay, Altayskiy Kray, and Khakasiya; Gorno-Altai Ao mountains, along Mongolia and China border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map
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Primary Language: Altai, Northern (2,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: atv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Altai, Northern (2,000 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
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Keith Carey  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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