Tindin, Tindi in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Tindin only in Russia






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Tindin (Tindi) people live in northwest Dagestan, and they have their own language along with different dialects. After 1813 this territory became part of Russia. In 1944 part of the Tindi were moved by the communists to Chechnya, and it negatively influenced their culture.

Their trade is cattle breeding and agriculture. They grow wheat, vegetables and make things of leather, wood, and wool.

The decisions of their village are made by the priest or mullah along with the elders. They meet together every Friday in the mosque for their business in a type of court based on the shariat, which has the laws the Muslims live by.

The husbands are the head of their families, and the wife is respected as a mother. Obedience of children to their parents and elders is very important. The Tindi villages are well known for religious and secular education in Dagestan. They believe they have to improve their physical perfection and spirituality. Many well known scientists and theologians in the Muslim world came from Tindis. From this nation comes scientists, teachers, doctors and specialists. They celebrate all the Muslim holidays. They value knowledge highly.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Muslim/Sunnite. They worship sun and rain from their animistic traditions.

Prayer Points

* Pray God would break through their intellect and animistic traditions with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
* Pray God would raise up more missionaries with a heart for the Muslim/Sunnites and for creative ways to befriend them.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-20
People Name General Tindin
People Name in Country Tindin, Tindi
Population in Russia 2,100
World Population 2,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tindi
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Tindin
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 15495
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwestern Dagestan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tindi (2,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tindi 2,100
For Primary Language: Tindi

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

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 %

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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