Tatar, Crimean in Ukraine

Unreached of the Day  3/20/2018

Tatar, Crimean in Ukraine

The Crimean Tatars are Turkic people who have inhabited the Crimean peninsula for over seven centuries. During World War II, the entire Tatar population in Crimea fell victims to Stalin's oppressive policies. In 1944 they were unjustly accused of being Nazi collaborators and deported en masse to Central Asia and other lands of the Soviet Union. There may be a large population in Turkey with Crimean origins, but only a few traceable to the Tatars of Crimea.

Ministry Obstacles

To become a follower of Jesus a Tatar individual risks losing his or her place in society, and may well be cast away from family and friends. This can be devastating.

Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio and Christian websites can be useful in the Lord's hands.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There may be few Christian believers among Crimean Tatars today, but pray the Lord is now preparing hearts for himself. Pray He is also preparing pastors, teachers, and language resources for these people.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Lord will help Crimean Tatars overcome the memory of past abuses, and live peaceful, settled lives. Pray for resolution of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine as to the "ownership" of Crimea.

Scripture Focus

"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7



People Name Tatar, Crimean
Country Ukraine
10/40 Window No
Population 296,000
World Population 601,000
Language Crimean Tatar
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image