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Georgian in Ukraine

Georgian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
32,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %   

Georgian in Ukraine

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Introduction / History
The Georgians trace their ancestry back to Japheth, son of Noah. Lovers of wine, spicy food, and song, Georgians are known for their openhanded hospitality. A French woman who visited the country in 1924 described them as "hospitable to the point of folly, hotheaded, warmhearted, ardently patriotic and absurdly sensitive, their manners are affable and simple, politely cajoling, and proud at the same time." They are fiercely proud of their land and cultural heritage.

A theme of tragedy has followed the Georgians through the millennia. Successive waves of invading conquerors, including Greeks under Alexander the Great, Rome, Persia, and Byzantium, all conquered Georgia, hammering the nation. Around the year 330 AD, Christianity came to Georgia, confirmed to the Georgian royal family with signs and wonders. From the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries, Georgia threw off Islamic rule and experienced a Golden Age of peace and prosperity.

Gengis Khan's Mongol hoarde brought an end to the Golden Age. During the sixteenth century the Turks advanced into Georgia, followed by the Persians. In the late 1700s Georgians looked to Russia for protection from surrounding Islamic states. Russia annexed Georgia into her empire in 1801. Georgia looked for an opportunity to end Russian influence, and declared independence following the Bolshevik Revolution. Though Georgian patriots fought fiercely, they were overcome and were forced to join the USSR in 1921. Georgians never lost their passionate desire to regain their freedom and declared their country's independence in 1991.

What are their beliefs?
The Georgians have a national Orthodox Church, which has its own catholic patriarch. There is a strong Muslim segment in the country as well.

Prayer Points
* Pray for racial unity and peace.
* Pray for freedom for missions, for an easing in ethnic tensions and for a spiritual revival.
* Pray for the work of the "Jesus" film among Georgians and that follow-up and church planting can occur.

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Country: Ukraine
Continent: Europe
Region: Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Georgian
People Name General: Georgian
Alternate People Names:
AdjariAdzhar
GorjiGruzin
Imerxev GeorgianKartuli
KartveliWestern Georgian
ROP3 Code: 103298
Joshua Project People ID: 11865
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 32,000
Population all Countries: 3,255,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Georgian
Ethnic Code: CEW17c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Georgian (32,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kat    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Orthodox
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity79.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious21.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant1.00 %
Orthodox97.00 %
Other Christian1.00 %
Roman Catholic1.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1709-1982
New Testament:
1709-1993Audio
Complete Bible: 1743-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Georgian
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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