Karata in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Karata only in Russia






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Karatin (Karata) have the nationality of Karatenzy. They live mainly in west Dagestan. They have their own language, and also speak other languages.

In the 16th and 17th century the Muslims were pressing them to convert. In 1813 they became part of Russia. They work in cattle breeding and are into agriculture. The Karata work with wool and make things with stone. They are a close family even to the fourth cousins. They really support one another. The elders of the community rule. Family problems are taken to the priest of the mosque and he makes decisions based on the shariat. The shariat form the rules the Muslims live by.

The Karata have feasts to celebrate their religious holidays and changing of seasons.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Muslim/Sunnite. They are into witchcraft rituals too, and believe in evil spirits, genies, demons and they worship nature.

Prayer Points

* Pray that they will turn from animism and witchcraft.
* Pray the Lord would take them out of darkness and into His marvelous light.
* Pray for church planting teams to be sent to pioneer work among the people in the Caucasus.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-12
People Name General Karata
People Name in Country Karata
Population in Russia 6,200
World Population 6,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Karatai
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Karata
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 12532
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southern Dagestan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Karata

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

Major Religion Percent
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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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