The Godoberi originally began and settled in Dagestan eight or nine centuries before Christ. They speak their own language.
The Godoberi primarily work in farming, horticulture and cattle production. They also maintain vineyards and beehives. They maintain patriarchal society and large families. They have a very rich folklore and legends about their national heroes and about how their villages were created.
From ancient animistic religious traditions between the 10th-14th Centuries the Godoberi converted to Islam. Their Islamic practices are still strongly influenced by animistic elements such as nature worship.
The Godoberi need workers to share the gospel in the Godoberi language and within the Godoberi culture.
Pray for Godoberi people to increasingly come to understand the gift of Jesus to humanity.
Pray that God-sent people with servant hearts will make bridge-building progress into the complex Godoberi language/culture.
The Lord’s Prayer with beautiful printed cards are now in Godoberi! Pray for widespread distribution into their villages.
There are bridges of relationships now established in a culture-honoring way inside Godoberi culture. Pray for wisdom, overflowing love, patience and joy to come from these new relationships.
Three Godoberi women who follow Christ are now participating in the beginning of oral Bible translation into the Godoberi language. Pray for joyful impact.
Pray the violent crisis in Dagestan will bring many Godoberi people to understand and embrace their need for a just, holy, loving and all powerful savior.
Scripture Prayers for the Godoberi in Russia.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
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|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||Yes|
|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|