Dungan in Kyrgyzstan

Unreached of the Day  5/05/2021

Dungan in Kyrgyzstan

The Dungan originated in the Kansu and Shensi provinces of northwestern China. They are a mixture of Chinese, Muslim and Russian cultures. They are a proud, hospitable, nationalistic and conservative people. Although they have completely cut their ties to China, they refer to themselves as Hui-Zu or "Chinese Muslims." The Dungan are famous for their hospitality and hold many ceremonies and banquets to preserve their former culture. The older people strictly observe Islamic law, but the younger Dungan are somewhat unconcerned about religion.

Ministry Obstacles

Workers should be prepared for spiritual opposition, which can be predicted whenever the name of Jesus is held high.

Outreach Ideas

The Jesus film and portions of Scripture are available in the Dungan language. Workers are needed to carry these resources to the people.

Scripture Focus

"Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Sing to the Lord; praise His name. Each day proclaim the good news that He saves."  Psalm 96:1-2

Scripture Prayer

Let many from today’s people group sing a new song of praise to the Lord.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Dungan, that they will fellowship together and hear the call to share the gospel with their neighbors. Pray for peace in Kyrgyzstan, and for a stable, effective and just government.



People Name Dungan
PronunciationDUNG-un
Country Kyrgyzstan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 68,000
World Population 144,600
Language Dungan
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image