• PEOPLE NAME: CRIMEAN TATARS OF UKRAINE

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Ural-Siberian

Language: Crimean Tatar - (crh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Ukraine

Also found in: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkey; Uzbekistan

Population: 206,000

Global Population: 447,000


PEID: 988

ROP: 102312

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Crimean Tatars of Ukraine, numbering 206,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Ural-Siberian people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 447,000 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Crimean Tatar. The primary religion practiced by the Crimean Tatars is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available