The closely-related Andalal and Qarakh language groups live in the eastern highlands of the Avar region of Dagestan—Andalal in over 30 locations in the central watershed of the mountainous Kara-Koisu River, and Qarakh in the upper watershed of the Kara-Koisu. The languages are in the Avar language family but are so distinct as to be mutually unintelligible from dominant Avar.
The world knows little of the lifestyle of the Andalal people. Like other people's living in this region, they raise and shepherd livestock and shy away from engaging with strangers.
This region has fiercely practiced Islam for hundreds of years. The Andalal/Qarakh exhibit many amazing cultural and historical strengths, but also a tragic deficit of grace, forgiveness and agape love. Due to these deficits, in recent years even many of the historic strengths grow progressively dimmer in face of the devastating effects of sin.
The Andalal/Qarakh need workers to share the gospel in their language and within their culture.
Pray that many will find the grace of Jesus for healing and regeneration.
Pray for revelation through dreams and visions leading to openness to the only savior.
Pray for courage to embrace the truth and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
New friendship connections and open doors are influencing the region. Pray for the flowing of the Holy Spirit into these relationships.
Pray that all cross-cultural relationships can be sustained, and that new spiritual breakthroughs will continue to erupt.
Scripture Prayers for the Andalal in Russia.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
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|People Name General||Andalal|
|People Name in Country||Andalal|
|Population this Country||62,000|
|Population all Countries||62,000|
|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: Terek and Sulak river areas; some in Chechnya Republic. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Avar (62,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ava Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||7362 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Avar
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2008)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Avar||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Avar||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Avar||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||IBT, Russia - resources||Institute for Bible Translation - Russia|