Chukchi in Russia

The Chukchi have only been reported in Russia
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Introduction / History

The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples (Deut. 7:7 - NIV). The Bible teaches that the Lord values a people group regardless of its size. We know from his word that small groups like the Chukchis of Eastern Siberia are as dear to his loving heart as those from large people groups like the Russians. The Russians identified them in the 1930s.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like most of their neighboring peoples, the Chukchis live by reindeer production, fishing, fur trapping, and mining. Summer temperatures barely make it above freezing in their eastern homeland along the Bering Sea, and winter temperatures fall well below zero.
The industrious, artistic Chukchis skillfully carve bone objects. Their culture considers songs and dances as an integral part of their traditions. They value education and literature very highly.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chukchi practice a traditional ethnic religion which includes animistic elements. Only a small number of Christ followers exist amongst the Chukchi. It is easy to understand why missionaries and others have overlooked the Chukchi people since better-known cultures surround them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chukchi need workers to share the gospel in their Chukchi language and within their culture.


Prayer Points

Pray the Lord will send loving ambassadors of Christ to take Jesus's ways to the Chukchis.
Pray for the distribution of the available Chukchi audio Bible and gospel recordings as well the translation of the Bible into the Chukchi language.
Pray for open, responsive hearts among the Chukchi when hearing the gospel.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Chukchi church.


Scripture Prayers for the Chukchi in Russia.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2007/02/05


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-02-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-03-18
People Name General Chukchi
People Name in Country Chukchi
Population this Country 16,000
Population all Countries 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chukchis; Chukot
People ID 11378
ROP3 Code 102211
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chukchi and Koriak Autonomous Counties.   Source:  Red Book Russian People Profiles
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chukchi and Koriak Autonomous Counties..   Source:  Red Book Russian People Profiles
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.25 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
11.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Chukchi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ckt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chukchi (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ckt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chukchi

Primary Language:  Chukchi

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter IBT, Russia - resources Institute for Bible Translation - Russia
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Map Source Norwegian Polar Institute  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more