Turk, Meskhetian in Georgia


Population
700
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Meskhetian Turks are a Turkish people originally from a part of southern Georgia that borders Turkey. However, under Stalin's policies during the time of the Soviet Union, the Meskhetian Turks were forcefully deported to Central Asia, where they experienced discrimination and civil rights abuses. When they were finally permitted to return to their homeland, Georgia did not allow them to resettle there. Today these people live in several countries, with the largest population in Russia. They are Muslim, but many of their traditions contain a mixture of Muslim, Caucasian and Russian elements.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of prayer and lack of obedience to the command of Christ to preach the good news to all creation continues to slow the advance of the gospel.


Outreach Ideas

Georgia has many Christians, mostly Orthodox but some are evangelicals. Please pray that some of these Christians will gain an interest in carrying the gospel message to the Meskhetians in their own country.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known Christians among the Meskhetians in any country of residence.


Pray for the Entire People Group

The Meskhtians have been a persecuted people. Please pray for their well-being as a people, wherever they may live. Pray the Lord will awaken an interest among them to know Jesus in a personal way.


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People Name General Turk, Meskhetian
People Name in Country Turk, Meskhetian
Population in Georgia 700
World Population 175,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 20631

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Primary Language: Georgian (700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kat   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Georgian (700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kat   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Georgian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1709-1982)
New Testament Yes   (1709-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1743-2002)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Georgian
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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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