The Batsbians (or Batsbi as they call themselves) are a small ethnic group often called "the Tsova Tush" living in the Akhmetsk region in Georgia. The Batsbians are the descendants of the Ingush and the Chechens who migrated to East Georgia at the beginning of the nineteenth century. They speak the Batsbi (Tsova-Tushian) and Georgian languages. Georgian is also the literary language. Batsbian every day life has many Georgian cultural elements. Gradually, the Batsbians assimilate with Georgians.
Their religion is Orthodox Christian.
Pray for the attitudes of peace, forgiveness, and unity among the Batsi people.
Continue to pray for peace in this land, deliverance from war, and deliverance from fear and superstition.
Pray for many missionaries to be called both from inside and outside the region.
Scripture Prayers for the Batsi, Tsova-Tush in Georgia.
|Profile Source: Hope for Europe|
|People Name General||Batsi|
|People Name in Country||Batsi, Tsova-Tush|
|Alternate Names||Bac; Batsbi; Tsova-Tush|
|Population this Country||2,800|
|Population all Countries||2,800|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Europe, Eastern and Eurasia|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Kakheti region: Talavei district, Zemo-Alvani (Upper Alvani). Source: Ethnologue 2016|