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Lezgin in Turkmenistan

Lezgin

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
18,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Lezgin in Turkmenistan

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Summary
Lezgins are believed to descend partly from people who inhabited the region of southern Dagestan in the Bronze Age. They live mainly in Azerbaijan and Dagestan (Russian Federation), but there are also substantial numbers in other countries. The Lezgins resisted Russification by refusing to participate in programs to relocate them from the highlands and into lowland towns and collective farms. Thus, the majority of the Lezgins still maintain a traditional lifestyle. By the 19th century, the Lezgins had all been converted to Islam from Animism, and they have since then been very devout in their faith. Most are Sunni Muslim, but some Animistic practices continue today.

Ministry Obstacles
The Lezgins are "very devout" in their Islamic faith, and have been for several generations.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for more prayer warriors to be raised up to pray persistently for the peoples of the Caucasus region.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are some Christians among the Lezgins in Russia, but there may be none among the Lezgins of Turkmenistan. But pray in faith, believing, for those who will soon follow Christ in Turkmenistan.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for the Lezgins in all countries where they live, that the Lord will reveal himself to them at the proper time.

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Country: Turkmenistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:22 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Lezgin
People Name General: Lezgin
Alternate People Names:
Lezghi
ROP3 Code: 105742
Joshua Project People ID: 13049
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 18,000
Population all Countries: 662,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Lezgin
Ethnic Code: CEW17b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Lezgi (18,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lez    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
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: 2010–2014
New Testament:
2018
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Lezgi
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
 
 
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Lezgin in Turkmenistan

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