Chechen in Iraq


Population
11,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Though the Chechens in Iraq are small in number, they have been there since the late 1800s when they settled there on behalf of the Ottoman Empire. These Chechens settled in Iraq's northern towns. Later Chechen communities settled in Mosul, Dayali, and Baghdad. At that time many of these Chechens left their farms and became soldiers.


Where Are they Located?

Most Chechens live in Russia's Caucasus Mountain region. Those in Iraq can be anywhere in that country.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is a hot dispute about whether or not there are more recently arriving Chechens who are there to fight in Iraq's extended war. There are now efforts on the part of the Chechens in Iraq to re-build their fallen community organizations and language teaching schools. Re-building their cultural establishments is unlikely until there is peace in Iraq.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chechens are either Sunni or Sufi Muslims. The Sufi sect is noted for being much more focused on the mystical and the relational aspects of Islam than the two better known sects, Sunni and Shi'ite. Almost none of them follow Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Chechens need a peaceful homeland where they can re-build their lives, and meet the Prince of Peace. They need both external and internal peace.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Chechens to find a peaceful home.
* Pray for the internal shalom for Chechens as they find their way to the Prince of Peace.
* Pray that the fighting done in the name of Islam will give Chechens in Iraq and in Russia the willingness to seek spiritual answers outside their religious system.
* Pray for dreams and visions that will lead Chechens on a spiritual quest.
* Pray for a movement to Christ among Chechens in Iraq.


References

Profiles written by Global Prayer Digest
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11317/IZ
http://www.arabnews.com/node/279757
http://www.newsweek.com/chechen-volunteers-fighting-isis-syria-and-iraq-report-424525
https://sofrep.com/37759/myth-reality-chechens-battlefield/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chechens
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufism


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  
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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-12-08
People Name General Chechen
People Name in Country Chechen
Population in Iraq 11,000
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 Iraq
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Iraq
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Chechen (11,000 speakers)
Language Code che   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chechen
Primary Language Chechen (11,000 speakers)
Language Code che   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chechen

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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