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Turk, Meskhetian in Georgia

Turk, Meskhetian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,400 Georgian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Turk, Meskhetian in Georgia

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Summary
The Meskhetian Turks are a Turkish people originally from a part of southern Georgia that borders Turkey. However, under Stalin's policies during the time of the Soviet Union, the Meskhetian Turks were forcefully deported to Central Asia, where they experienced discrimination and civil rights abuses. When they were finally permitted to return to their homeland, Georgia did not allow them to resettle there. Today these people live in several countries, with the largest population in Russia. They are Muslim, but many of their traditions contain a mixture of Muslim, Caucasian and Russian elements.

Ministry Obstacles
Lack of prayer and lack of obedience to the command of Christ to preach the good news to all creation continues to slow the advance of the gospel.

Outreach Ideas
Georgia has many Christians, mostly Orthodox but some are evangelicals. Please pray that some of these Christians will gain an interest in carrying the gospel message to the Meskhetians in their own country.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known Christians among the Meskhetians in any country of residence.

Pray for the entire people group
The Meskhtians have been a persecuted people. Please pray for their well-being as a people, wherever they may live. Pray the Lord will awaken an interest among them to know Jesus in a personal way.

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Country: Georgia
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Turk, Meskhetian
People Name General: Turk, Meskhetian
ROP3 Code: 115687
Joshua Project People ID: 20631
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,400
Population all Countries: 270,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Turkish
People Name General: Turk, Meskhetian
Ethnic Code: MSY41j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Georgian (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kat    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
 
 
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 / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime))
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterMulti-Language Media
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Turk, Meskhetian in Georgia

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