Kubachi in Russia

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People Name: Kubachi
Country: Russia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 6,900
World Population: 6,900
Primary Language: Kubachi
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.07 %
Evangelicals: 0.07 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Caucasus
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The distinct Kubachi [accent on last syllable] language of Kubachi town is mutually unintelligible from the languages of all surrounding villages in this Dargin region of south-central Dagestan. Kubachi live in their fog-shrouded central village and in several Kubachi enclaves in Dagestani cities. Honor is a central theme of the Kubachi tradition, and strong prohibitions inhibit any young Kubachi from marrying outside the guarded Kubachi circle.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kubachi make their houses out of stone with flat roofs.
The Kubachi have based their economy on arts and crafts, such as silversmithing. It is a matter of honor for a Kubachi father to teach his son the silversmithing trade. For centuries the Kubachi people have been producing swords, necklaces, fine goblets, and intricate filigree metalwork. Each family carefully guards the secrets of their unique designs. They market their wares from village to village and at trade and craft centers located in the eastern Caucasus. Agriculture and animal husbandry play secondary roles in their economy.

What Are Their Beliefs?

For more than 10 centuries the Kubachi have practiced a blend of Islam and their own pre-Islamic rituals.

What Are Their Needs?

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

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to protect and direct new efforts to translate oral Bible translation work into Kubachi.
Pray for open, responsive hearts to the Jesus Christ and these new biblical materials.
Pray for loving relationships to be built between Christ followers and Kubachi people.
Pray for the establishment of an indigenous and reproducing Kubachi church.

Text Source:   Joshua Project