Bagvalal in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Bagvalal only in Russia

Population

1,430

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Hope for Europe


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

People Name General Bagvalal
People Name in Country Bagvalal
Population in Russia 1,430
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bagulal
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Bagvalal
Ethnic Code CEW17b
Country Russia
Continent Asia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Southern Dagestan
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bagvalal (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bagvalal
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-11

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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