Bagvalal in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Bagvalal only in Russia






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kvandin (Bagulal) are a small ethnic group belonging to the Ando-Tsezian peoples of West Alpine Dagestan. They may also be known as Bagvalal. They call themselves, "Bogatiyri - heros." Culturally and linguistically they are close to the Avars. In their everyday life they have merged with Avars to whom they are often attributed. However, their households are characterized by their own language and some characteristic cultural features. The persistence of the enduring identities of this people and other ethnic groups has been aided by the rugged terrain and by societies whose loyalties are to clan and family as much as to nation or region.

These people live on the Western slopes of the high mountains of Dagestan. Close to the Georgian border, they are almost at the midway point on a line from Tblisi to Makhachkala.

What are Their Beliefs?

The Bagulal people are Sunni Moslems.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Jesus would be exalted as the hero and Savior of the Bagulal.
* Pray that the families would come to salvation and be strongly committed to the Lord.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-11
People Name General Bagvalal
People Name in Country Bagvalal
Population in Russia 1,400
World Population 1,400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bagulal
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Bagvalal
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 12896
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
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
None reported  

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 %
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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