Affinity Group: European Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Ural-Siberian

Language: Yakut - (sah)

Alternate Name(s): Sakha

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Shamanism

Country: Russia

Also found in: China

Population: 478,000

Global Population: 480,700

PEID: 961

ROP: 114361

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Yakuts of Russia, numbering 478,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Ural-Siberian people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 480,700 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Yakut. The primary religion practiced by the Yakuts is shamanism, a practice that involves reaching an altered state of consciousness in order to interact with the spirit world.

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