Ruthenian in Montenegro

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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Ruthenian are an Eastern Slavic ethnic group. Their origins can be traced back to Slavic peoples who began to appear in the valleys of the Carpathian Mountains in small numbers during the fifth and sixth centuries. The Ruthenian are located in the remote and rugged Carpathian highlands which overlap portions of Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia. There are smaller populations in Czechia, Montenegro and Poland.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditional Ruthenian culture is characterized by the colorful and elaborate craftsmanship of their clothing, sculpture, architecture, woodworking, metalworking, rug weaving, pottery and egg decorating. They have their own folk songs and dances.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are affiliated with the Greek Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches and consider membership to be a part of their national character.

What Are Their Needs?

The Ruthenian people need to take Christ’s yoke upon them and allow for his loving guidance.

Prayer Points

Ask God to call out Bible believing Christians to disciple the Ruthenians to disciple others.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in Ruthenian churches, turning hearts fully to Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Pray for them to see his blessings and to give him praise every day.

Scripture Prayers for the Ruthenian, Rusyn in Montenegro.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ruthenian, Rusyn
People Name in Country Ruthenian, Rusyn
Natural Name Ruthenian
Alternate Names Balkan Gypsy; Hungarian Gypsy; Jerides; Rusin; Rusy; Rusyn
Population this Country 1,700
Population all Countries 84,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14601
ROP3 Code 108457
ROP25 Code 307074
ROP25 Name Ruthene / Ruthenian

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
91.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
9.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Rusyn (1,700 speakers)
Language Code rue   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Rusyn (1,700 speakers)
Language Code rue   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Rusyn

Primary Language:  Rusyn

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2009)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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