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

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 2,970

  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.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC245
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON495
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC530
United StatesTorranceLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA765
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR931
United StatesKentSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA1,130
United StatesAntelopeSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA1,135
United StatesBrooklynNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY2,970