• PEOPLE NAME: NANAI OF RUSSIA

Affinity Group: European Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Altaic

Language: Russian - (rus)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Shamanism

Country: Russia

Also found in: China

Population: 12,000

Global Population: 18,600


PEID: 930

ROP: 107064

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Nanai of Russia, numbering 12,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Altaic people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 18,600 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Russian. The primary religion practiced by the Nanai is shamanism, a practice that involves reaching an altered state of consciousness in order to interact with the spirit world.


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