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.
* 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.
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