Inghiloi in Georgia

Population

6,990

Christian

10.0%

Evangelical

0.50%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Georgian-speaking Azerbaijanis fall into two groups: Yereti Georgians who are Orthodox Christians; and the Inghiloi, who are Shi'ite Muslims. Of these, the Inghilois are what the late Dr. Ralph D. Winter once called "hidden peoples," that is, peoples who are out of sight of missiologists and the Church at large. The Inghilois are apparently unknown even to students of Islam because they are not in Weekes' global survey, Muslim Peoples. They are truly a hidden people. We usually now use the term "unreached" people groups, since some groups lack a gospel witness whether or not they are on any missionary's radar screen.

Education in Azerbaijan is provided in the national language of Azerbaijani, but also in Georgian and Russian. The Bible is available in all three languages. Thanks to education and commerce, many Inghilois are bi- or multilingual. However, Azerbaijani is increasingly the preferred language among the Inghilois.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Inghilois will no longer be hidden to the Church; they are not hidden from God.
* Pray that the Georgian Orthodox Church gets a vision for reaching Muslim Inghilois with the gospel of Christ.
* Pray that Muslim Inghilois will want to read the Bible and that God's Word will bear fruit to eternal life in them.
* Pray for more Christian radio broadcasts in the Azerbaijani language.



People Name General Inghiloi
People Name in Country Inghiloi
Population in Georgia 6,990
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Inghiloi
Ethnic Code CEW17c
Country Georgia
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Georgian: Ingilo 7,000
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Georgian: Ingilo 7,000
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
10%    ( Evangelical  0.50% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
90.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
100.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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