Greek in Uzbekistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Greeks are the descendants of the migrants from the Balkan Peninsula who came to Russia partly in the eighteenth century, but mostly in the nineteenth century. This migration was the result of the political situation from the Balkans and Russian-Turkish wars, leading to considerable movement of the population. The Christian population, oppressed and mercilessly robbed by the government of the Osman empire, saw in Russia their liberator from the centuries-old Turkish oppression. They left their homes and followed the Russian army in masses.

In the Russian-Turkish war of 1768-1774, the Greek rebels from Greece fought on the Russian side and, after the war, a considerable part of them settled in the Crimea. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Greek settlements had lost their military importance. The Greeks who lived in the steppe districts in the Crimea and on the coast, used the Tatar language (they were called Greeks-Tatars). The other part, which lived in the mountain regions, preserved their own language which was a dialect of the modern Greek language. This group was called "Greeks-Hellens."


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is Christian Orthodoxy.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Greek in Uzbekistan.

They are religious, but lack understanding of the Gospel and a close relationship with the living God.
* Pray that there is a way to really communicate the living God of today.
* Pray for a release of workers, finances and resources that are needed.


Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

People Name General Greek
People Name in Country Greek
Population this Country 5,400
Population all Countries 10,352,000
Total Countries 72
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Dimotiki; Greek Cypriot; Hellenic; Romei; Romeos; Urum
People ID 11942
ROP3 Code 103480
Country Uzbekistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Uzbekistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Greek (5,400 speakers)
Language Code ell   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Greek (5,400 speakers)
Language Code ell   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Greek
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
91.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
6.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
98.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
2.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Hope for Europe  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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