Lezgin in Turkmenistan


Population
17,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Lezgins are believed to descend partly from people who inhabited the region of southern Dagestan in the Bronze Age. They live mainly in Azerbaijan and Dagestan (Russian Federation), but there are also substantial numbers in other countries. The Lezgins resisted Russification by refusing to participate in programs to relocate them from the highlands and into lowland towns and collective farms. Thus, the majority of the Lezgins still maintain a traditional lifestyle. By the 19th century, the Lezgins had all been converted to Islam from Animism, and they have since then been very devout in their faith. Most are Sunni Muslim, but some Animistic practices continue today.


Ministry Obstacles

The Lezgins are "very devout" in their Islamic faith, and have been for several generations.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for more prayer warriors to be raised up to pray persistently for the peoples of the Caucasus region.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are some Christians among the Lezgins in Russia, but there may be none among the Lezgins of Turkmenistan. But pray in faith, believing, for those who will soon follow Christ in Turkmenistan.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the Lezgins in all countries where they live, that the Lord will reveal himself to them at the proper time.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Lezgin
People Name in Country Lezgin
Population in Turkmenistan 17,000
World Population 654,500
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Lezghi
People ID 13049
Country Turkmenistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Turkmenistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language: Lezgi (17,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lez   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lezgi (17,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lez   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Lezgi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1990-2010)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lezgi
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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