Introduction / History The Batsbians (or Batsbi as they call themselves) are a small ethnic group often called "the Tsova Tush" living in the Akhmetsk region in Georgia. The Batsbians are the descendants of the Ingush and the Chechens who migrated to East Georgia at the beginning of the nineteenth century. They speak the Batsbi (Tsova-Tushian) and Georgian languages. Georgian is also the literary language. Batsbian everyday life has many Georgian cultural elements. Gradually, the Batsbians assimilate with Georgians.
What are their beliefs? Their religion is Islam/Sunnite.
Prayer Points * Pray for the attitudes of peace, forgiveness, and unity among the Chechen people.
* Continue to pray for peace in this land, deliverance from war, and deliverance from fear and superstition.
* Pray for many missionaries to be called both from inside and outside the region. * 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.