Tatar in Canada

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Introduction / History

The Tatars are a group of Turkic people in Russia and Ukraine who speak a unique language that is called Kazan Tatar. The name Tatar means "archer." The physical appearance of the Tatar varies from blue-eyed blondes to Mongoloid features. In general, they have oval faces with little facial hair.

The Tatars have had a strong civilization since the tenth century. It has survived the Mongol invasion of the thirteenth century and the Russian conquest of the sixteenth century. In the 1800s, Tatar cities ranked among the greatest cultural centers of the Islamic world.

The Tatar often seek work outside their native region, following a trend of mobility established before 1917 Russian Revolution. They have gone elsewhere for work; some have moved to faraway Canada.

Where Are they Located?

Most Tatars in Canada live in Toronto, Ontario.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Tatars are a very resilient people. They have survived tragic invasions and deportations numerous times in their history. Hopefully this resilience will pay off as they navigate a new language and culture in Canada.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tatars in Canada are mostly Muslims, though there are a small number of Orthodox Christians among them. Tatars are not as strongly Islamic as Muslims are in most parts of the world. Islam is not as strong a part of their identity as it is for most Muslim people groups.

What Are Their Needs?

The complete Bible in the Tatar language is still in process. It needs to be an accurate translation.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Word of God will be completed, well-distributed, read, and understood by the Tatar people in Canada.
Ask God to use Tatar believers to share the love of Jesus with their friends and families.
Pray that the Lord will raise up loving Canadian Christians to share the Gospel message with the Tatar.
Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Tatar.

Scripture Prayers for the Tatar in Canada.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest  

People Name General Tatar
People Name in Country Tatar
Pronunciation TAH-tar
Population this Country 4,900
Population all Countries 6,377,000
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dada; Dadan; Kazan Tatar; Lipka; Tartar; Tata'er; Totoriai; Tura; Turkish Tatar
People ID 15284
ROP3 Code 109874
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Tatar (4,900 speakers)
Language Code tat   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tatar (4,900 speakers)
Language Code tat   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tatar

Primary Language:  Tatar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1864-2007)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-2005)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2015-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tatar Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Korban Create International
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tatar YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter IBT Russia - resources General / Other
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.20 %
Ethnic Religions
98.80 %
Other / Small
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
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Profile Source Global Prayer Digest  
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