Svanetian, Mushwan in Georgia

Joshua Project has identified the Svanetian, Mushwan only in Georgia

Population

14,000

Christian

60.0%

Evangelical

1.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Hope for Europe


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
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
Country Georgia
Continent Europe
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Svantetia region

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Svan (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Svan
Category Resource
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
60%    ( Evangelical  1.0% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
40.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
100.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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