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.
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.
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.
There are no known Christians among the Meskhetians in any country of residence.
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.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
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|Primary Language||Georgian (1,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||kat Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Georgian|
Primary Language: Georgian
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1709-1993)|
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|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||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime))|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Multi-Language Media|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
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