In the mid-19th century, when the Chinese and later the Russians appeared in present-day Primorsky Territory, these lands were inhabited by among others, the Nanai, Udege and Oroch peoples. An outcome of this interaction is the Taz people, a group that resulted from mixed marriages between the Chinese and native peoples of the area.
The Taz live in Primorsky Territory of Far East Russia (the upper reaches of the Ussuri River and the Olginsky District of Primorsky Krai). The largest grouping of Taz (71 people) live in the village of Mikhailovka, Olginsky district, Primorsky Krai.
Traditional religious practices of the Taz are a combination of Buddhism and the Chinese cult of ancestors. They believe that a person has ninety-nine alternately dying souls.
* Scripture Prayers for the Taz in Russia.
* Pray for the preservation of this small people group and for them to know the one true God.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in the hearts of the Taz and that they will be ready to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for workers to evangelize among the Taz and that they will gladly receive the gospel.
* Pray that the testimony about Jesus will bring forth the fruit of repentance and life in the worship of God.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Region||Europe, Eastern and Eurasia|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||46 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Language Code||rus Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Russian
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1821-1991)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Central Asian (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Holy Synod (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Russian|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||General Ministry Resources|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Open-licensed Bible stories on mobile app|
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