Karakalpak, Black Hat of Uzbekistan

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Karakalpak, Black Hat of Uzbekistan

The name "Karakalpak" comes from two words: "Kara" meaning black, and "Kalpak" meaning hat. They refer to themselves as Qaraqalpaqs, whilst 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

Christians can find ways to help the Karakalpak people with various physical and material needs, caring genuinely for the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ

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 for the entire people group

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.

Scripture Focus

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on His Name; make known among the nations what He has done." Psalm 105:1

People Name: Karakalpak, Black Hat
Country: Uzbekistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 730,000
World Population: 797,000
Language: Karakalpak
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image