Chechen in France


Population
29,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

What happens when an entire people group gets a reputation for committing acts of terrorism? The Chechens in both Russia and France have been labeled terrorists. In Russia, where separatists have waged an ongoing war against the Russian government, Chechens are infamous for their acts of terrorism that often victimize innocent people.

There have been two major wars between the Russian military and the Chechens since 1990, and many Chechens have left for safer lands such as France. The Russian military demolished Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, and at one time Chechen terrorists attacked people in a Russian theater.

In the early 2000s, some Chechens began to flee to France. They are often suspected of being terrorists in that country that has suffered from a number of attacks. The Chechens are an unwelcome minority in France.


Where Are they Located?

Chechens in France are settled in Nice (the largest community), Strasbourg, Paris, Orleans, Le Mans, Besançon, Montpellier, Toulouse, and Tours.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A non-government organization (NGO) has developed in Paris to assist Chechen students, primarily those from Grozny. From students to workers, most Chechen refugees have shown they are determined and will work hard to succeed in France.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Chechens are solidly Sunni Muslim. They cannot imagine following another religious system. Pray that some of them in France will become so tired of war and terrorism that they will embrace the Prince of Peace.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chechens need a safe place to raise their families, educate their children, and earn a living. Those who have fled to France have the potential for this, but they will need to become fluent in French and develop job skills.


Prayer Points

* Pray that followers of Christ in France will develop lasting friendships with Chechens, many of whom feel lonely.
* Pray that Chechens will receive the hope and comfort only found in the Lord.
* Pray that Chechens will become strong believers who lead many of their people to the Lord.
* Pray for the Chechens in France to form Christ-centered fellowships that will spread to Russia.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chechens_in_France
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2011/04/10
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11317/FR
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/five-chechens-with-explosives-arrested-in-france-might-be-gangsters-not-terrorists-9990379.html
http://marlismith-chechens.blogspot.com/2009/10/chechen-singles.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chechen_diaspora
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chechen_refugees
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_gist/2004/09/chechnya.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Chechen
People Name in Country Chechen
Population in France 29,000
World Population 1,703,600
Total Countries 17
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Nokhchi
People ID 11317
ROP3 Code 102059
Country France
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country France
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Chechen (29,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: che   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Chechen (29,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: che   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Chechen

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1986-2007)
New Testament Yes   (2007)
Complete Bible Yes   (2012)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chechen
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
88.00 %
Non-Religious
12.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: A Nitzsche   Creative Commons  
Profile Source: Keith Carey  
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