Mussulman Tat in Russia






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Tats are a nationality living in some of the Caspian regions of Azerbaijan, the southern parts of Daghstan and in Iran. They are a member of the Iranian language group, but speak a language of their own. The northern dialect is based on the Daghestani literary language, and is written in the Russian alphabet. They are usually bilingual in Azerbaijanian. Culturaly and according to their everyday life, the Tats are almost indistinguishable from the Azerbaijanians. However, they have preserved their national identity. The Tats have highly developed carpet-weaving and the manufacture of copper utensils.

The Tats in the Caucasus live mostly along the northeast Caspian coastline of Azerbaijan and the adjoining coastal area of Daghestan. There are a large number in this language family in Iran.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Tats are basically Shiite Moslems, and there are some Jews and Christians.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Christian Tats would live a lifestyle that would proclaim Jesus to their unsaved neighbors and families.
* Pray that as they fashion copper utensils, the Lord would fashion the Tats into vessels for His use.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mussulman Tat
People Name in Country Mussulman Tat
Population in Russia 2,100
World Population 37,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mussulman, Tat
Affinity Bloc Persian-Median
People Cluster Persian
People Name General Mussulman Tat
Ethnic Code CNT24f
People ID 13896
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern Caucasus (Daghestan); large community in Moscow.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tat, Muslim (2,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tat, Muslim 2,100

For Main Lanugage: Tat, Muslim

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 %)
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Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
80.00 %
10.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Map Source: North Caucasus Ethnolinguistic Groups   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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