People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Kazakh of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 25,865

ROP3 Code: 104791
IMB Affinity Group: Central Asia Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Kazakh
Language: Kazakh - (kaz)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Kazakhstan

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 5,460

  Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA - 1,135

  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - 1,130

  Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR - 931

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 765

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Brief Profile

The Kazakh, a Turkic people, constitute foreign born (1st generation) people from the country of Kazakhstan.

Historically, they are known for being pastoral nomads, dwelling year-round in portable, dome-shaped tents (called gers, or yurts) constructed of wooden frames covered with felt.

They migrated seasonally to find pasturage for their livestock, including horses, sheep, goats, cattle, and a few camels. Their diet consisted largely of milk products supplemented by mutton.

As industrialization and modernization took place, many Kazakh abandoned their former lifestyle for a more modern lifestyle. Many Kazakh in the United States reside in apartments, their own homes and work near Americans in everyday business lifestyles.

The majority of Kazakh adhere to Sunni Islam. However, some are also atheists.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will reveal the truth in God not only being the ultimate Creator God but also an intimate one revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray Christians will pay attention to their surroundings, recognizing that Kazakh might reside in their neighborhood.
  • Pray Christians will become friends with and minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the Kazakh.

People Group Resources

Central Asian Peoples - Short Videos
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Learning Resources

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Loving Muslims Small Group Study
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World Religions - Beliefs Overview
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Overview of Islam
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Other Resources

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Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBrooklynNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY5,460
United StatesAntelopeSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA1,135
United StatesKentSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA1,130
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR931
United StatesTorranceLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA765
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC530
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON495
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC245

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