Izhor, Ingrian in Ukraine

Izhor, Ingrian
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People Name: Izhor, Ingrian
Country: Ukraine
10/40 Window: No
Population: 700
World Population: 1,500
Primary Language: Ukrainian
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 74.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.80 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Finno-Ugric
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Ingrian Izhor are also called Izhorians. Their homeland is mainly in Russia, through some live in Ukraine. They do not speak their own language; those in Ukraine speak Ukrainian and those in Russia speak Russian. There is a related group in Finland.
Those in Russia live near St. Petersburg, so the founding of that city had a large impact on their lives. They faced much hardship in WWII during the Siege of Leningrad.

What Are Their Lives Like?

For the most part, the Izhor people live like the Russians and Ukrainians.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Izhor people are either Eastern Orthodox or Lutheran. They retain some pre-Christian religious practices.

What Are Their Needs?

The Izhors need to give Jesus the primary place in their spiritual lives.

Prayer Points

Pray for Izhor Christian believers to disciple others.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the cross and the empty grave.
Pray for the Izhor Christians to be salt and light to others during this time of turmoil in Ukraine and Russia.

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