Archi in Russia

The Archi have only been reported in Russia
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Introduction / History

The Archi speak their language, Archi, in eight Archi villages.


What Are Their Lives Like?

High in the southern mountains of Dagestan in southern Russia, the rugged Archi people fiercely cling to their ancient identity. These fierce people conclude that they are not the off-shoots of anyone.
The Russian government pressures the Archi to be subsumed under the language category of their near-by neighbors—the Avar—but the Archi never internally agreed. They utilize Avar for writing, and secondarily the Russian language, but the Archi speak their language in village families.
The Archi are known for their strengths of shepherding, weaving, and vigorous honor; but not for the qualities of mercy and grace, which have often been in short supply in this culture. No representatives of Jesus' grace have yet found their way into relationships within Archi culture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Archi have observed strict Sunni Islam for over 1000 years. They blend Islam's Five Pillars and ancient superstitious practices, such as veneration of sacred trees, common to folk Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Archi need workers to share the gospel within their culture and language. They need a spiritual transformation that will lead them to the only savior.


Prayer Points

Pray for the gospel of grace and the love of Jesus to find its way into the Archi culture.
Pray that the Word of God, along with other resources, will be translated and infused into Archi culture and finds its way into receptive Archi hearts.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Archi church.


Scripture Prayers for the Archi, Archintsy in Russia.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/03/12
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2014/03/22
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2010/03/13


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-12
People Name General Archi
People Name in Country Archi, Archintsy
Natural Name Archi
Population this Country 2,100
Population all Countries 2,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Archintsy
People ID 10416
ROP3 Code 100483
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic: Arsha community, upper Risor river. 8 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic: Arsha community, upper Risor river. 8 villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.19 %)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.81 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Archi (2,100 speakers)
Language Code aqc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Archi (2,100 speakers)
Language Code aqc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Archi

Primary Language:  Archi

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more