Svanetian, Mushwan in Georgia

Joshua Project has identified the Svanetian, Mushwan only in Georgia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Svanetians (Svan) live in west Georgia, and are a sub-ethnic group. The Svan's were one of three groups that made up Georgia years ago. In the 16th-17th centuries, after the aggression of Turkey and Iran, this land was conquered by Turkey. In 1811 west Georgia was joined to Russia. In 1991 Georgia became independent from Russia.

Their families are small, and the husband is the head of his family. The Svan really respect the older women in families. They use the Georgian language, but also have their own.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Orthodox Christians, and took Christianity in the 4th-6th centuries.

Prayer Points

* Pray that they would know the peace of the one true living God, and become peace-makers, known as sons of God.
* Pray that their Christian roots would not be lost, and that the Holy Spirit would bring conviction of sin.
* Pray the New Testament will be translated into their language.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

People Name General Svanetian, Mushwan
People Name in Country Svanetian, Mushwan
Population in Georgia 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Svanetian
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Svanetian, Mushwan
Ethnic Code CEW17c
People ID 19064
Country Georgia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Svantetia region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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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)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Svan

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
40.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: John Kennedy / OM Global Magazine  
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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