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Antsukh in Russia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
52,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Antsukh in Russia

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Introduction / History
Identity is a complicated thing high in the southern mountains of the Russian province of Dagestan. A member of the Antsukh people might identify with being Antsukh, Avar, Dagestani, yet have Russian citizenship.

But even with a scattered identity, the Antsukh people are noted for their pride. In the second decade of the 21st century, Antsukh Avars are justifiably proud that one of their own was selected as President of the Russian province [Republic] of Dagestan. Pride—both a strength and a weakness—has never been in short supply among the Muslim Antsukh people. They are renowned for high levels of pride, resistance to change, and xenophobic suspicion toward outsiders. All of these traits have kept the people from being humble enough to embrace the sovereign Savior.

Where are they located?
The Antsukh Avars live mainly in Dagestan, in Russia's North Caucasus Mountain region.

What are their lives like?
Like the other people groups in this region, life is hard. They live in a land of harsh winters and harsher neighbors. For centuries the region has been beset by power struggles and violence. Most of them make their living through their livestock.

What are their beliefs?
The Antsukh people are devoted to Sunni Islam, though they do not practice it well.

What are their needs?
The Antsukh people desperately need to be released from the clutches of pride and lack of forgiveness.

Prayer Points
* Pray for grace and the power of the Holy Spirit to come to the Antsukh people.
* Pray for representatives of the love of Jesus to find ways to tell the Antsukh about Christ.
* Pray that those who want to know God personally will rise above what they have known for centuries and have courage to respond to the gospel.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-11
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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: Terek and Sulak river areas; some in Chechnya Republic.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Antsukh
People Name General: Antsukh
ROP3 Code: 116312
Joshua Project People ID: 20468
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 52,000
Population all Countries: 52,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Antsukh
Ethnic Code: CEW17b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Avar (52,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ava    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Ancux
Dialect Code:7361
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: 1979-2007
New Testament:
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Avar
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed MatterIBT Russia - resources
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Antsukh in Russia

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      Antsukh Russia    
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