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Godoberi in Russia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,100 Ghodoberi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Godoberi in Russia

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Introduction / History
The Godoberi are native to Dagestan. They settled this area eight or nine centuries before Christ. From ancient animistic religious traditions, between the 10th-14th Centuries the Godoberi converted to Islam. Their Islamic practices continue strongly influenced by animistic elements. They speak their own language. Their primary occupation is farming, horticulture and cattle production. They also tend vinyards and beehives. They have a patriarichal society and large families. The Godaberi have very rich folklore and many legends about their national heroes and about how their villages were created.

What are their beliefs?
Their religion is Muslim-Sunnite and animism. They also worship nature.

Prayer Points
Beseech the Lord of the Harvest to send missionaries to Daghestan as well as translators, that the people may not only be able to hear the Good News, but read it also, in their own language.
Pray that God would open their eyes so that they would worship the Creator rather than the creation!
Pray for creative and relevant approaches to the Godaberi with the Gospel.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-02
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Country: Russia
Continent: Asia
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Dagestan Republic: Botlikhsky district, Godoberi, Zibirkhali and Beledi.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Godoberi
People Name General: Godoberi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103410
Joshua Project People ID: 11914
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,100
Population all Countries: 3,100
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Godoberi
Ethnic Code: CEW17b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ghodoberi
Language Code (ISO): gdo    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Avar (Unknown)Russian (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Godoberi in Russia

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People Cluster
    Caucasus     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Godoberi Russia    
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            Godoberi in Russia          
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      Islam     Ghodoberi  
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