Czech in Poland

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Introduction / History

Ethnic Czechs are part of the West Slavic subgroup of Slavic peoples. They settled into Central Europe at a time when Germanic tribes were on the move. Linguistically they are closely related to the Slovaks, whom they shared a country with from 1918-1992.

Their nation, what we now call the Czech Republic, was dominated by Germany and other foreign powers for hundreds of years. For that reason, the Czech people initiated an attempt to revive their culture and language. They called this Pan-Slavism.

The Czech people have had a major spiritual impact on the world. Bohemia and Moravia were two nations in their part of Europe. Jan Huss was an important Protestant reformer from Bohemia. Out of Moravia came an international Protestant mission effort led by Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. Today the Czech Republic is mainly Roman Catholic.

Though the Czech people live mainly in the Czech Republic, they also live in 28 other countries, mainly in Europe. There was a wave of Czech people leaving their country after WWII when the Soviets took control of it. Others left after the failed Prague Spring protests in 1968. When the Czech Republic joined the European Union in 2004, Czechs were free to enter the work force of European nations like Poland. Commonly, the best and brightest among the Czechs are welcome in these countries.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Czechs tend to be reserved with strangers, but with friends, they like to sit and drink, deepening relationships.

Czech society is patriarchal. Women will take on the husband's name after marriage and husbands take pride in providing for their families. However, this is changing. Today women are expected to work after marriage, because it is nearly impossible to raise a family on a single income salary in most of Europe.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Even though they claim to be secularists, many Czechs believe in certain occult practices such as tarot reading, astrology, fortune telling and astral projection. When asked what they believe in, they would say "there is something," which typically refers to spiritual powers or destiny. Yet they deny the existence of one personal God. Eastern religious practices have gained popularity, namely yoga and eastern meditation. Officially they are usually Roman Catholic.

In the Christian community and church life, local evangelical churches are scattered. They do not cooperate with other churches harming the cause of Christ.

What Are Their Needs?

Some of their ancestors were great Christian reformers. No matter where they live, the Czech people need to put Christ first in their lives.

Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.

Pray for the Czech people to forsake New Age beliefs.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Czech church, leading them to make disciples who make more disciples.

Pray for Czech fellowships to be Christ centered rather than tradition centered.

Pray there will soon come a day when the Czech people will send loving workers to the unreached people groups.

Scripture Prayers for the Czech in Poland.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Czech
People Name in Country Czech
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Alternate Names Bohemian
Population this Country 4,000
Population all Countries 10,488,000
Total Countries 29
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11458
ROP3 Code 102346
ROP25 Code 301867
ROP25 Name Czech
Country Poland
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Poland
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
26.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
71.00 %
Other / Small
3.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Czech (4,000 speakers)
Language Code ces   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Czech (4,000 speakers)
Language Code ces   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Czech

Primary Language:  Czech

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1902-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1475-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1380-2009)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Czech Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Czech YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Czech YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path Live Global
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