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Ginukh, Hinux in Russia

Ginukh, Hinux

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Hinukh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Ginukh, Hinux in Russia

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Introduction / History
The Ginukh are part of the Avar-Andi-Dido (Tsez) world from Western Daghestan. They live in the Village of Ginukh nestled in the foothills of the Western mountain slope of southeastern Daghestan. They have their own language, but they speak several of the languages of the region. These people are cattle and sheep herders, bee keepers and hunters. Fathers are authoritarian head of the household; his wife is the housekeeper. Wives and mothers are respected.

They have strong economic and political relations with the Republic of Georgia. In the Middle Ages they were evangelized by Christians. In the 18th Century they converted to Islam. Yet, they also believe in magic and occult beliefs of the forefathers. They also believe in a spirit of Nature, and practice some animism.

The Ginukh live in the village located in the "three corners" area where Georgia, Azerbaijan and Daghestan borders come together. Village elders are the main organ of leadership in the community. An Islamic Mullah is their judge.

What are their beliefs?
The Ginukh are Sunni Muslims.

Prayer Points
* Pray for their welfare and for the young people going into the world, that they will not be attracted to worldly pursuits.
* Pray for church growth and influence in the Caucasus.
* 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: 2009-03-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-08
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Country: Russia
Continent: Asia
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Dagestan Republic: Tsuntinsky district, Ginukh.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Ginukh, Hinux
People Name General: Ginukh
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103380
Joshua Project People ID: 11900
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Ginukh
Ethnic Code: CEW17b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hinukh (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gin    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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Ginukh, Hinux in Russia

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Caucasus     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Ginukh Russia    
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            Ginukh, Hinux in Russia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Hinukh  
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