Khvarshin in Russia

The Khvarshin have only been reported in Russia
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Introduction / History

From 1944-1957, the Soviets forced the Khvarshin out of their mountain homeland region and resettled them into lowland Chechnya. Only in the late 1950s, did the Soviets allow them to return to Dagestan. In years following, some returned to their abandoned mountain villages, and some settled in the northern lowlands of Dagestan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In current pictures of Khvarshi mountain villages, you see rebuilt, repaired houses standing alongside still-visible ancient ruins. The Khvarshin people of Dagestan speak their own distinct Khvarshi language, and are located in eight mountain villages and in several lowland settlements in northern Dagestan. Life is hard for the Khvarshi. They need spiritual hope!


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Khvarshi practice Sunni Islam mixed with folk superstitious practices.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khvarshi need workers to share the gospel in the Khvarshi language and within the Khvarshi culture.


Prayer Points

Pray that Holy Spirit anointed workers will go to the Khvarshi.
Pray the Bible and other resources will be translated into the Khvarshi language.
Pray for the distribution of the Bible and gospel recordings to prepared, receptive hearts.
Pray for the establishment of an indigenous and reproducing Khvarshi church.


Scripture Prayers for the Khvarshin in Russia.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/03/07
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2014/03/14
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2009/03/17
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/201


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-07
People Name General Khvarshin
People Name in Country Khvarshin
Pronunciation kuh-VAR-sheen
Population this Country 4,100
Population all Countries 4,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Khvarshi; Khwarshi
People ID 12672
ROP3 Code 104982
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic: Tsumadinsky district, Khvarshi, Inkhokvari, Santlada, Kvantlada, and Khonokh villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic: Tsumadinsky district, Khvarshi, Inkhokvari, Santlada, Kvantlada, and Khonokh villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Khvarshin in Russia Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Khvarshi
Language Code khv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Khvarshi
Language Code khv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Khvarshi

Primary Language:  Khvarshi

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.02 %)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.98 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
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 Anonymous 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more