Kazakh in Belgium


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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

There were two waves of Kazakh migration to nine European countries including Belgium. The first group came to Europe after fleeing Chinese oppression in what is now called Xinjiang Province in northwestern China. They first went to India and Pakistan before migrating to Turkey. In the 1960s they migrated once again to the various countries of Europe. The second group is less numerous. They left Kazakhstan in the 1920s because of newly enforced Soviet collectivization policies. At first they moved to Iran and Afghanistan, but eventually migrated to Europe via Turkey.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Because of their need to preserve their culture and communities, the Kazakhs formed various cultural organizations. These organizations usually have good contacts with one another. They provide a way for them to stay connected with other people from their Turkish-based culture.


Because of their nomadic pastoral lifestyle, Kazakhs kept an epic tradition of oral history.
What Are Their Beliefs?

Kazakhs are Muslim, but mostly Muslim in name only. They were largely secularized during the 70 years they suffered under Soviet Russian control. Those who migrated to Europe were affected by the secular culture. If someone were to ask a Kazakh about their religion, they would probably reply that they are Muslim, though they know little about the basics of their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

Even after a couple of decades, Kazakhs feel a strong need to stay connected with their culture, even after migrating to European countries where the culture is far different.

Kazakhs, be they in Europe or Kazakhstan, have spiritual needs that only Jesus can address.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Kazakhs in Belgium will feel the need for a holy, righteous Savior.
Pray that their cultural associations will be useful for cultivating a church planting movement to all countries where the Kazakh diaspora resides.
Pray for a disciple-making movement among Kazakhs in Belgium.


Scripture Prayers for the Kazakh in Belgium.


References

http://eurokazak.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=56&lang=en


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Kazakh
People Name in Country Kazakh
Pronunciation KAH-zahk
Alternate Names Gazaqi; Hazake; Kazax; Qazaq; Qazaqi; कॅज़ॅक
Population this Country 2,600
Population all Countries 16,898,000
Total Countries 24
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12599
ROP3 Code 104791
ROP25 Code 303856
ROP25 Name Kazakh
Country Belgium
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Belgium
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
65.50 %
Non-Religious
34.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kazakh (2,600 speakers)
Language Code kaz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kazakh (2,600 speakers)
Language Code kaz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kazakh

Primary Language:  Kazakh

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-2008)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1993-2014)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kazakh Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Kazakh Bible Video (Kieli Kitap 2010) General / Other
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Kazakh YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Kazakh YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter IBT, Russia - resources Institute for Bible Translation - Russia
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Kazakh Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Photo Source Petar Milošević - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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