Lezgin in Kyrgyzstan


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Introduction / History

In the fourth century BC, 26 tribes speaking a Lezgic language united to form a united state. They were initially influenced by the Persians, and later they were influenced by the Parthians, who had a powerful empire. They have been pressured or conquered by many peoples since that time; the Greeks, Romans and the Alans.

Islamic power swept into the Caspian seacoast region of the Lezgin people as early as the 7th and 8th Centuries, and has carried huge influence into Lezgin society over the past 1000 years. By the end of the 18th Century, the Lezgin people were considered 100 percent Muslim. Before that time, they retained their animistic religion.


Where Are they Located?

Most of the Lezgin people live in the mountains near the Caspian Sea of southwestern Russia, but some have migrated to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditionally the Lezgin people have been an agrarian and pastoral people. They are well known for the textiles that their women weave. Some Lezgins work in food processing while others work seasonally making jewelry or weapons.


The Lezgin culture is highly defensive against outsiders. It is very difficult for those outside their communities to be accepted or trusted.
What Are Their Beliefs?

Spiritism and animistic practices are still widespread in Lezgin culture along with Sunni Islam. Rags are tied on holy trees or near holy graves to seek spiritual assistance for health or marriage or economic good fortune. They often consult soothsayers.


What Are Their Needs?

It is exceptionally difficult to reach this Muslim people group in their original homeland, but if someone were dedicated to reaching them for Christ, they could do it in one of the Central Asian nations like Kyrgyzstan where some of them live.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead the Lezgin people to seek and find Jesus Christ.
Pray that God will send courageous workers to them and faithful intercessors to pray until they have been discipled in the ways of Jesus.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to flourish among the Lezgin people that will transform their communities in such a way that other people groups will desire the same spiritual transformation.


Scripture Prayers for the Lezgin in Kyrgyzstan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13049/RS
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Lezgin-People/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lezgins


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  
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People Name General Lezgin
People Name in Country Lezgin
Pronunciation LEZ-ghin
Alternate Names Lezghi
Population this Country 2,800
Population all Countries 893,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 13049
ROP3 Code 105742
ROP25 Code 304693
ROP25 Name Lezgin / Lezghi
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Kyrgyzstan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lezgi
Language Code lez   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Russian
Primary Language Lezgi
Language Code lez   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Russian
People Groups Speaking Lezgi
Photo Source Jose Luis Cernadas Iglesias - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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