Ruthenian in Ukraine


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Introduction / History

The Rusyns 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.


Where Are they Located?

The Rusyns are located in the remote and rugged Carpathian highlands which overlap portions of Romania, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditional Rusyn culture is characterized by the colorful and elaborate craftsmanship of their clothing, sculpture, architecture, woodworking, metalworking, rug weaving, pottery, and egg decorating. Other Rusyn traditions are their 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.


Prayer Points

Ask God to call out local Ukrainian Evangelical Christians to share the Good News with the Rusyns.


Scripture Prayers for the Ruthenian, Rusyn in Ukraine.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ruthenian, Rusyn
People Name in Country Ruthenian, Rusyn
Natural Name Ruthenian
Population this Country 8,400
Population all Countries 84,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Balkan Gypsy; Hungarian Gypsy; Jerides; Rusin; Rusy; Rusyn
People ID 14601
ROP3 Code 108457
Country Ukraine
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zakarpats’ka oblast’.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ukraine
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zakarpats’ka oblast’..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Rusyn (8,400 speakers)
Language Code rue   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Rusyn (8,400 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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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.70 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Silar - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more