Tuvans-Todzhans in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Tuvans-Todzhans only in Russia
Population
1,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Todzhan Tuvans are a subgroup of the larger, Tuva-speaking group in Russia. They are reindeer herders and breeders. Divorce is common among the Tuvinians. Tuvinian culture is noted for its rich, oral epic poetry. Tuvinians love music and play more than fifty different musical instruments. They have been traditionally Shamanists and Tibetan Buddhists. Today, the Todzhan Tuvans are mostly Buddhists but the influence of Shamanism is still apparent.


Ministry Obstacles

The current religions of the Tuvan people present a very different worldview than that of the Christian. A new way of thinking is necessary to come to Christ as Savior and Lord.


Outreach Ideas

The Tuva language has the complete Bible available, and other resources are also available, including the Jesus film. Pray that Russian or Mongolian Christians will be able to take these resources to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no followers of Jesus among the Todzhan Tuvans, although there are likely a few believers among the larger Tuvan group. Please pray for Tuvan believers to be taught accurately how to know and follow Christ, and that they will grow in numbers.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Tuvan peoples will be able to provide adequately for their families. They live in a harsh land.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-13
People Name General Tuvans-Todzhans
People Name in Country Tuvans-Todzhans
Population in Russia 1,900
World Population 1,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19738
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Siberia, Tuvin Ao.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Siberia, Tuvin Ao.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Tuva (1,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tyv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Northeastern Tuvin
Dialect Code: 17864   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tuva (1,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tyv   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Northeastern Tuvin
Dialect Code: 17864   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tuva

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1996)
New Testament Yes   (2002)
Complete Bible Yes   (2011)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tuva
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
85.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
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
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Map Source: Joshua Project  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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