Saint Lawrence Island Eskimo in United States


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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." There are ethnically related 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. There are others who are involved with the oil industry of Barrow, on the northern tip of Alaska.


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. Many today are Christian.


What Are Their Needs?

Siberian Eskimos need the chance to earn a living in something more sustainable than fishing and hunting. They probably need opportunities to earn a living outside their frozen homeland.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Eskimo, Saint Lawrence Island in United States.

Pray that the Siberian Eskimos will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for those who follow Christ to go to others with the gospel. 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, Saint Lawrence Island
Natural Name Saint Lawrence Island Eskimo
Population this Country 3,100
Population all Countries 5,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Aiwanat; Siberian Eskimo; Siorarmiut; St Lawrence Island Eskimo
People ID 15084
ROP3 Code 109544
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alaska: Gambell, Savoonga on Saint Lawrence Island.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alaska: Gambell, Savoonga on Saint Lawrence Island..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island (3,100 speakers)
Language Code ess   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yupik, Saint Lawrence Island (3,100 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)
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Text / Printed Matter Online Bible Text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
18.00 %
Ethnic Religions
72.00 %
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
40.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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