Mussulman Tat in Russia


Population
2,100
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tats are a nationality living in some of the Caspian regions of Azerbaijan, the southern parts of Daghstan and in Iran. They are a member of the Iranian language group, but speak a language of their own. The northern dialect is based on the Daghestani literary language, and is written in the Russian alphabet. They are usually bilingual in Azerbaijanian. Culturaly and according to their everyday life, the Tats are almost indistinguishable from the Azerbaijanians. However, they have preserved their national identity. The Tats have highly developed carpet-weaving and the manufacture of copper utensils.

The Tats in the Caucasus live mostly along the northeast Caspian coastline of Azerbaijan and the adjoining coastal area of Daghestan. There are a large number in this language family in Iran.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Tats are basically Shiite Moslems, and there are some Jews and Christians.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Christian Tats would live a lifestyle that would proclaim Jesus to their unsaved neighbors and families.
* Pray that as they fashion copper utensils, the Lord would fashion the Tats into vessels for His use.


Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mussulman Tat
People Name in Country Mussulman Tat
Population in Russia 2,100
World Population 38,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Mussulman, Tat
People ID 13896
ROP3 Code 106963
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic; community in Moscow.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic; community in Moscow..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Tat, Muslim (2,100 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ttt   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tat, Muslim (2,100 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ttt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tat, Muslim

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
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: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Map Source: North Caucasus Ethnolinguistic Groups   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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