Ukrainian in Brazil


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Introduction / History

Ukraine lies to the north of the Black Sea in southwest European Russia. Historic ties to Poland and a Cossack tradition contribute to the Ukrainian heritage. Often referred to as the breadbasket of the former Soviet Union, Ukraine is a primary grain-producing region. It also boasts great mineral wealth and has a productive iron and steel manufacturing economy. There are also large numbers of Ukrainians in Siberia and northern Kazakhstan. There is a growing Ukrainian diaspora in South America, and some are in Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.

The first Ukrainians began to arrive in Brazil in the 1890s. They settled in Brazil’s state of Purana, and they were farmers. Because of writings by Ukrainian agronomist and nationalist Dr Joseph Oleskiw, Ukrainians began to emigrate to Canada instead. Canada offered free land to farm at that time.

Ukrainians in Brazil are most numerous in the southeastern urban centers. They are especially numerous in the Prudentopolis region. Brazil has the third largest Ukrainian diaspora.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Ukraine has been the breadbasket of Eastern Europe until war broke out with Russia. Some Ukrainian in Brazil are using their agricultural skills in Brazil.

Those with a good education or business skills are able to make their living in Brazil’s urban centers. Except for the recent war refugees, most are third generation. Most Ukrainians have stopped speaking Ukrainian in favor of Portuguese, Brazil’s trade language. Yet they keep enjoying traditional Ukrainians breads and soups like borsh.

The new Ukrainian war refugees are feeling at home among those who emigrated to Brazil in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. War refugees are often sent by Ukrainian Evangelical churches. They are welcomed by Brazil’s strong Evangelical counterparts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Ukrainian churches help preserve their culture. Most Ukrainians in Brazil are either Roman Catholics or Orthodox Christian. Ukraine was nicknamed the “Bible Belt” of Eastern Europe for a reason; they have a strong Evangelical movement there. Those who are transplanted to Brazil can be used by God to be part of a mission movement.


What Are Their Needs?

In the 2020s, Ukrainians are facing the stress of war with a major world power. They might live in faraway Argentina, but most have family and friends who are facing danger. Some need trauma counseling in Brazil.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move powerfully among Ukrainians in Brazil, thrusting them out as his ambassadors to the nations.
Pray that they base their lives on relationship with Christ and become passionate evangelists.
Pray for spiritual and emotional healing over Ukraine’s war with Russia. May Ukrainians allow Christ to heal their hearts and minds!


Scripture Prayers for the Ukrainian in Brazil.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_diaspora
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/08/23/1118263346/photos-ukrainian-refugees-feel-surprisingly-at-home-in-brazils-little-ukraine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IbVb0-pBXU


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ukrainian
People Name in Country Ukrainian
Pronunciation yoo-KRANE-ee-un
Alternate Names
Population this Country 34,000
Population all Countries 32,483,000
Total Countries 51
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15696
ROP3 Code 110376
ROP25 Code 308439
ROP25 Name Ukrainian
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
25.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Ukrainian (34,000 speakers)
Language Code ukr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ukrainian (34,000 speakers)
Language Code ukr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ukrainian

Primary Language:  Ukrainian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1869-2016)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1880-1997)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1903-2020)
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General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Ukrainian YouVersion Bibles
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Mobile App iOS Bible app: Ukrainian YouVersion Bibles
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