Godoberi in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Godoberi only in Russia






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Godoberi are native to Dagestan. They settled this area eight or nine centuries before Christ. At the end of the 14th century they were both Christian and animistic. Soon after they converted to Islam. They speak their own language. Their primary occupation is agriculture, horticulture and cattle breeding. They also tend vinyards and beehives. They have a patriarichal society and large families. The Godaberi have very rich folklore and many legends about their national heroes and about how their villages were created.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is Muslim-Sunnite and animism. They also worship nature.

Prayer Points

* Beseech the Lord of the Harvest to send missionaries to Daghestan as well as translators, that the people may not only be able to hear the Good News, but read it also, in their own language.
* Pray that God would open their eyes so that they would worship the Creator rather than the creation!
* Pray for creative and relevant approaches to the Godaberi with the Gospel.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-09
People Name General Godoberi
People Name in Country Godoberi
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 Ghibditli
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Godoberi
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 11914
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwestern Dagestan, Botlikh District; Godoberi, Zibirkhali, Beledi.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ghodoberi (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ghodoberi 400
For Primary Language: Ghodoberi

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 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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