Siberian Eskimos in Russia


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Introduction / History

The ancestors of the Eskimos probably arrived in their current homeland thousands of years ago. When the Russian Empire sold Alaska to the United States in the 1867, there were indigenous peoples who were now living on either side of an international border. The Eskimos, also known as the Yupiks, share the same language today just as they did in the 19th century. In the US they are known as the "St. Lawrence Island Eskimos," and in Russia they are known as "Siberian Eskimos," and they are closely related to Russia’s Chukchi people. There are also ethnically related Eskimo tribes that live in northern Canada and Greenland, but they have different languages, and they are known as Inuits.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Eskimo people depend on hunting wild game and fishing in their arctic homeland.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Traditionally these people worshipped various spiritual forces that they believed could benefit them. They called upon shamans to interface with the spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

Siberian Eskimos need the chance to earn a living in something more sustainable than fishing and hunting. They also need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Eskimo, Siberian in Russia.

Pray that the Siberian Eskimos will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driving by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among them to begin this decade.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo https://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=00-P13-00020&segmentID=10


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Eskimo, Siberian
People Name in Country Eskimo, Siberian
Natural Name Siberian Eskimos
Population this Country 1,800
Population all Countries 5,100
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Aiwanat; Siberian Eskimo; Siorarmiut; St Lawrence Island Eskimo
People ID 15084
ROP3 Code 109544
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Bering Sea coast, Wrangel island; Providenie region, Chaplino, Novoe Chaplino, Provideniya, and Sireniki villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Bering Sea coast, Wrangel island; Providenie region, Chaplino, Novoe Chaplino, Provideniya, and Sireniki villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island (1,800 speakers)
Language Code ess   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island (1,800 speakers)
Language Code ess   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island

Primary Language:  Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974-2007)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (2015)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible Text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
88.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
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 Peoples of the Red Book  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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