The Uriankhai Altai are a Mongolian tribe from the Altai mountains. They are now a sub-group in West Mongolia.
Uriankhai is a Mongolian term used for forest ethnic groups. Uriankhai means uria which is a war motto.
They were said to have been first heard of in the seventh century. There has been migration among them and they have been under the rule of others. They speak Oirat Mongolian. Tibetan Buddhism and Shamanism are their religions.
The Uriankhai Altai have strict customs. Marriages are arranged among young people. Brides are introduced to family members and respect is shown to each other. They believe it takes nine generations for the blood to be cleared and so they marry away from the family.
* Pray that Mongolian Christians will lead the Uriankhai Altai to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||High in the Altai Mountains in Hovd's Munkhkhairkhan and Duut soums. Source: www.gohovd.com/wiki/Uriankhai|
|Primary Language||Mongolian, Halh (29,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||khk Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Mongolian, Halh|
Primary Language: Mongolian, Halh
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1990)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Building a Family of Love (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Mongolian, Halh|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Mongolian Ariun Bible, 2004 Edition|
|Text / Printed Matter||Fathers Love Letter|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.70 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|