Chuvan in Russia


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Introduction / History

The Chuvan, part of the Yukaghir group, live in Sakha and Chukotka, Russia. They are an indigenous people group who, like the Nivkh, are known as the reindeer people. Their language became nearly extinct in the early 1900s, but a few speak their own language in addition to Russian.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The traditional Chuvan lifestyle consists of nomadic and semi-nomadic hunting of deer, moose, wild sheep, and sable, as well as fishing. They breed reindeer mostly for transportation. With the decline of their traditional economic activities, the dismal environmental situation of their lands and the decrease in their population, their culture will probably be unknown by the end of the 21st century.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chuvan still practice shamanism, and animal worship, particularly the bear. They believe the spirits can act as protectors and as enemies of people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chuvan need loving workers to share the gospel.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Chuvan’ hearts to be hungry for truth and to be searching for the one true living God.
Pray for messengers to go to the Yukaghir and to present the gospel in their heart language and that they would present not only with words which can be understood, but with their very lives.
Pray for gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.
Pray that God will preserve the Chuvan people; not only their culture and language, but also their spiritual lives and establish a viable, indigenous and reproducing Chuvan church.


Scripture Prayers for the Chuvan in Russia.


References

httpsp//www.wikipedia/Chuvan Ethnic Group


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chuvan
People Name in Country Chuvan
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 2,300
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 15070
ROP3 Code 109520
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chuvanskoye village and the lands surrounding it are the main area of settlement in the Chukotka Autonomous district in the far northeast of Russia. Some also live in the villages Lamutskoye, Snezhnoe, Tavayvaam, the town of Markovo, and the city of Anadyr on the Anadyr River.   Source:  Field worker
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chuvanskoye village and the lands surrounding it are the main area of settlement in the Chukotka Autonomous district in the far northeast of Russia. Some also live in the villages Lamutskoye, Snezhnoe, Tavayvaam, the town of Markovo, and the city of Anadyr on the Anadyr River..   Source:  Field worker
Primary Language Russian
Language Code rus   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Yukaghir, Southern
Primary Language Russian
Language Code rus   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Yukaghir, Southern
People Groups Speaking Russian

Primary Language:  Russian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1815-1993)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1875-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Russian
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
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 Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more