The Godoberi are native to Dagestan. They settled this area eight or nine centuries before Christ. From ancient animistic religious traditions, between the 10th-14th Centuries the Godoberi converted to Islam. Their Islamic practices continue strongly influenced by animistic elements. They speak their own language. Their primary occupation is farming, horticulture and cattle production. They also tend vinyards and beehives. They have a patriarichal society and large families. The Godaberi have very rich folklore and many legends about their national heroes and about how their villages were created.
Their religion is Muslim-Sunnite and animism. They also worship nature.
* Scripture Prayers for the Godoberi in Russia.
* Beseech the Lord of the Harvest to send missionaries to Daghestan as well as translators, that the people may not only be able to hear the Good News, but read it also, in their own language.
* Pray that God would open their eyes so that they would worship the Creator rather than the creation!
* Pray for creative and relevant approaches to the Godaberi with the Gospel.
|Profile Source: Hope for Europe|
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|Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-19|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-09|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-02|
|People Name General||Godoberi|
|People Name in Country||Godoberi|
|Population this Country||3,100|
|Population all Countries||3,100|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Europe, Eastern and Eurasia|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Dagestan Republic: Botlikhsky district, Godoberi, Zibirkhali and Beledi. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Language Code||gdo Ethnologue Listing|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.70 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|