Godoberi in Russia

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Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Godoberi
Country: Russia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 3,100
World Population: 3,100
Primary Language: Ghodoberi
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Caucasus
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Godoberi originally began and settled in Dagestan eight or nine centuries before Christ. They speak their own language.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Godoberi primarily work in farming, horticulture and cattle production. They also maintain vineyards and beehives. They maintain patriarchal society and large families. They have a very rich folklore and legends about their national heroes and about how their villages were created.

What Are Their Beliefs?

From ancient animistic religious traditions between the 10th-14th Centuries the Godoberi converted to Islam. Their Islamic practices are still strongly influenced by animistic elements such as nature worship.

What Are Their Needs?

The Godoberi need workers to share the gospel in the Godoberi language and within the Godoberi culture.

Prayer Points

Pray for Godoberi people to increasingly come to understand the gift of Jesus to humanity.
Pray that God-sent people with servant hearts will make bridge-building progress into the complex Godoberi language/culture.
The Lord’s Prayer with beautiful printed cards are now in Godoberi! Pray for widespread distribution into their villages.
There are bridges of relationships now established in a culture-honoring way inside Godoberi culture. Pray for wisdom, overflowing love, patience and joy to come from these new relationships.
Three Godoberi women who follow Christ are now participating in the beginning of oral Bible translation into the Godoberi language. Pray for joyful impact.
Pray the violent crisis in Dagestan will bring many Godoberi people to understand and embrace their need for a just, holy, loving and all powerful savior.

Text Source:   Joshua Project