Batsi, Tsova-Tush in Georgia

Joshua Project has identified the Batsi only in Georgia





Largest Religion

Main Language


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 every day life has many Georgian cultural elements. Gradually, the Batsbians assimilate with Georgians.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is Orthodox Christian.

Prayer Points

* Pray for the attitudes of peace, forgiveness, and unity among the Batsi 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.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-03-12
People Name General Batsi
People Name in Country Batsi, Tsova-Tush
Population in Georgia 3,200
World Population 3,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bac, Batsbi, Tsova-Tush
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Batsi
Ethnic Code CEW17d
People ID 10728
Country Georgia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kakheti region, Talavei District, Zemo-Alvani (Upper Alvani).   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bats (3,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bats 3,200
For Primary Language: Bats

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
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