Avar in Georgia






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Caucasian Avars are the most predominant of several ethnic groups living in the Russian republic of Dagestan and the Caucasus area. They have lived in the Caucasus region since at least the 6th C. AD. Sunni Islam has been the prevailing religion of the Avar since the 13th century. Between the 5th and 12th centuries, Georgian Orthodox Christianity was introduced to the Avar. However, the influence of Islam was more lasting, and today the Avar are almost completely Muslim. They hold fast to their religion, and tradition seems to keep them from being receptive to the Gospel.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition will be present when the Gospel is presented. Pray against this, that the Avar people will have freedom to understand and believe.

Outreach Ideas

There are many good resources available in the primary language of the Avar people, including the New Testament, Gospel recordings, and the Jesus film. Pray that Georgian Christians will be given a burden to take these to the Avar in their midst.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are likely no followers of Jesus Christ today among the Avar people of Georgia. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself, that they will clearly understand and believe who Jesus is, deity, the Son of God.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Avar people will be granted faith to believe that Isa (Jesus) who is mentioned in the Koran is more than an honored prophet.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-03-07
People Name General Avar
People Name in Country Avar
Population in Georgia 1,900
World Population 960,000
Countries 8
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Batlux, Dagestani, Daghestani, Maarulal
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Avar
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 10495

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1979-2007)
New Testament Yes   (2008)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Avar
General Four Spiritual Laws

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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Other / Small
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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