Dzakhchin in Mongolia

The Dzakhchin, Zahchin have only been reported in Mongolia
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Dzakhchins are one of the smaller Mongol tribes in Mongolia. Like the Mongol majority, they speak Halh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The artwork of the Dzakhchin people, their great poetic talents, their epic works, and the lyric poetry are outstanding. Singers and poets used to walk from camp to camp, singing their songs and epics, reflecting the expression of freedom and the immensity of the Mongolian steppes.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The religion of the early residents of the Mongolian region recognized only one uniform godly power, localized in the celestial vault. They also worshiped certain natural phenomena and believed in a life after death in the form of spirits (demons). Officially the Dzakhchin are Buddhists. In the case of the Tibetan form of Buddhism, shamanism is a key element. The Dzakhchin people involve shamans in their religious rituals which often involve the use of animal bones.

What Are Their Needs?

The Dzakhchin people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers in John 10:10.

Prayer Points

The Lord is building his church in Mongolia. Pray for Dzakshin believers to be well instructed in the faith, resting fully on Christ and his finished work on the cross. Pray the Dzakhchin people won't be overlooked as workers take the gospel throughout Mongolia. Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among the Dzakshin people. Pray that the Dzakhchin people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for more workers to go to Mongolia’s nomadic peoples.

Scripture Prayers for the Dzakhchin, Zahchin in Mongolia.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-07-27
People Name General Dzakhchin, Zahchin
People Name in Country Dzakhchin, Zahchin
Natural Name Dzakhchin
Population this Country 39,000
Population all Countries 39,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dzakhchin; Zahchin
People ID 11668
ROP3 Code 102804
Country Mongolia
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mongolia
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mongolian, Halh (39,000 speakers)
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mongolian, Halh (39,000 speakers)
Language Code khk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mongolian, Halh

Primary Language:  Mongolian, Halh

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1979-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1990)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2003-2015)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Building a Family of Love
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mongolian, Halh
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Mongolian Online Video Christian Resource Center
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mongolian, Halh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Mongolian, Halh
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
73.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.70 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
40.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source Mongolian Traditional Costumes  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more