Karakalpak in Uzbekistan

Unreached of the Day  5/09/2021

Karakalpak in Uzbekistan

The name "Karakalpak" comes from two words: "Kara" meaning black and "Kalpak" meaning hat. They refer to themselves as Qaraqalpaqs, while the Uzbeks call them Qoraqalpogs. Karakalpaks are followers of the Sunnite Hanafi sect of Islam. It is probable that they adopted Islam between the 10th and 13th centuries. Karakalpaks are well known for their devotion to their religion. Dervish orders are evident among them.

Ministry Obstacles

The Karakalpak have been Muslim for centuries and their identity is, of course, tied to their religion.

Outreach Ideas

Pray the Lord will open the hearts of the Karakalpak people to desire God's blessings through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

Scripture Focus

"He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases."  Psalm 103:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group will flee to the Lord who alone can forgive sin.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the followers of Jesus among the Karakalpak community. Pray they will faithfully fellowship together and will live holy, joyous lives in the power of the Lord's Spirit. Pray they will be a consistently faithful witness to their own people. Pray the Karakalpak people will be able to prepare their children well for the changing conditions of the 21st century. Pray they make schooling a priority. Pray for employment opportunities.



People Name Karakalpak
Pronunciationkar-ah-KAHL-pahk
Country Uzbekistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 731,000
World Population 874,200
Language Karakalpak
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image