Udin, Udi in Turkmenistan





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

On the left-bank tributaries of the Turianchai River there is a village of Nidzh whose outskirts are smothered in fruit and walnut orchards. Nidzh and its suburbs are inhabited by the Udin (or Udi, Uti as they call themselves), the representatives of a small, but ancient people having its own language. Nidzh is surrounded by vast virgin leaf forests with many birds. Local honey, which is particularly tasty, is also famous. Scientist believe the Udin to be the descendants of the Caucasian Albanians.

The Uddin written language had not been established until the twentieth century. For their literary language, the Udin used the Azerbaijanian, Georgian, Armenian, and Russian languages. The language is the Lezgin group of the Caucasian (Dagestan) languages.

The main Udin occupations are agriculture, horticulture, and cattle-breeding. Some Udin people work in industries. Vodka making and raising nuts and pigs are common industries.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Udin believers follow Christian ideas, both Orthodox and Georgian.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will call and empower Christians to take the Word of Life to the Udi.
* Ask God to give them receptivity to the message of Christ's atoning death for sin which makes forgiveness possible.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

People Name General Udin
People Name in Country Udin, Udi
Population in Turkmenistan 50
World Population 9,300
Countries 7
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Alban, Urum
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Udin
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 15684
Country Turkmenistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Udi (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Udi 50

For Main Lanugage: Udi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1902)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
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