Greek, Urum in Georgia

Population

99,100

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Hope for Europe


Introduction / History

The Greeks are the descendants of the migrants from the Balkan Peninsula who came to Russia partly in the eighteenth century, but mostly in the nineteenth century. This migration was the result of the political situation from the Balkans and Russian-Turkish wars, leading to considerable movement of the population. The Christian population, oppressed and mercilessly robbed by the government of the Osman empire, saw in Russia their liberator from the centuries-old Turkish oppression. They left their homes and followed the Russian army in masses.

In the Russian-Turkish war of 1768-1774, the Greek rebels from Greece fought on the Russian side and, after the war, a considerable part of them settled in the Crimea. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Greek settlements had lost their military importance. The Greeks who lived in the steppe districts in the Crimea and on the coast, used the Tatar language (they were called Greeks-Tatars). The other part, which lived in the mountain regions, preserved their own language which was a dialect of the modern Greek language. This group was called "Greeks-Hellens."


What are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is Christian Orthodoxy.


Prayer Points

They are religious, but lack understanding of the Gospel and a close relationship with the living God.
* Pray that there is a way to really communicate the living God of today.
* Pray for a release of workers, finances and resources that are needed.



Profile Source: Hope for Europe

People Name General Greek
People Name in Country Greek, Urum
Population in Georgia 99,100
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dimotiki, Greek Cypriot, Hellenic, Romei, Romeos, Urum
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Greek
People Name General Greek
Ethnic Code CEW20
Country Georgia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Caucasus
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Greek: Saracatsan (Unknown) Urum (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Greek: Saracatsan Urum
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
91.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
9.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
98.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
2.0 %
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Map Source: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
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