Orok in Ukraine


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Introduction / History

The Oroks are pure Mongoloids belonging to the Baikal or Paleo-Siberian group, but they are a dying people group in both countries where they live. Most Orok are located in the Sakhalin Region and the city of Khabarovsk, Russia, but a small number are in Ukraine.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Intermarriage has caused their numbers to dwindle. Many of their customs were lost during the Soviet era, when the government forced them away from their nomadic way of life and herding reindeer to move to new villages on the coast in order to become fishermen. After several generations as fishermen, few remember how to herd reindeer like their ancestors. The Orok language has never been written down. Since the fall of Communism in 1991, the Oroks had been allowed to return to their homeland, but only a few have chosen to do so.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Traditionally, they practiced shamanism and pagan religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Orok people desperately need job training so they can survive and thrive in the 21st century.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Orak people will put their identity in Christ, giving them a hope and joy they have never experienced. Pray for Orak elders to have a spiritual hunger that will lead them to open the door for the gospel. Ask God to send faithful workers to reach out to this people group.


Scripture Prayers for the Orok in Ukraine.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Orok
People Name in Country Orok
Alternate Names Orak
Population this Country 800
Population all Countries 1,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14219
ROP3 Code 107686
ROP25 Code 306360
ROP25 Name Orok
Country Ukraine
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Ukraine
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
96.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Orok (800 speakers)
Language Code oaa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Orok (800 speakers)
Language Code oaa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Orok

Primary Language:  Orok

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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