Ginukh, Hinux in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Ginukh only in Russia






Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-21
People Name General Ginukh
People Name in Country Ginukh, Hinux
Population in Russia 400
World Population 400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Hinux
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Ginukh
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 11900
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwestern Dagestan, Tsuntin District, Ginukh.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hinukh (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hinukh 400
For Primary Language: Hinukh

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
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