• PEOPLE NAME: YURAK SAMOYED OF RUSSIA

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PEID: 963

ROP: 111128

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Affinity Group: European Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Finno-Ugric

Language: Nenets - (yrk)

Alternate Name(s): Nenets

Primary Religion: Other Religions - Spiritism

Country: Russia

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Population: 27,000

Global Population: 27,000


PEID: 963

ROP: 111128

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Yurak Samoyed of Russia, numbering 27,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Finno-Ugric people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Russia. Their primary language is Nenets. The primary religion practiced by the Yurak Samoyed is Spiritism, a belief in the capacity to communicate with the spirits of the dead who reside in the spirit world and can be contacted by 'mediums'. Followers of Spiritism believe these spirits can provide information about the afterlife.


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