Kabardian in Turkey


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Largest Religion
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Introduction

Kabardian people came dangerously close to ethnic extermination as victims of the century-long Russo-circassian wars that ended in 1864. Considering the epic devastation, the tragic expulsion/emigration/destruction of 90 percent of their population from their Russian homeland, their national survival into modern times is almost unbelievable. They are strong in hospitality, saying, "A guest is a messenger from God. " Or, "The guest of a Kabardian is as safe as if protected by a fortress."


Ministry Obstacles

Once characterized by folk Islam, Kabardians are now increasingly plagued by an encroaching attraction to radicalism among many youth. Attacks and counterattacks between rebels and military/police both claim innocent lives and exacerbate instability and deepen bitterness and mistrust in the region.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for one person to receive Jesus Christ as Savior, who will lead his/her family to Him, who will reach other families resulting in new believers who will share their faith with others. Pray for many house churches among these hospitable people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are presently no known followers of Christ among the Kabardian people in Turkey.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that young Kabardians will catch the vision of Almighty God who loves them infinitely, and will become a new generation of fruitful, multiplying witnesses within their people group, thrusting down spiritual roots.


Scripture Prayers for the Kabardian in Turkey.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-26
People Name General Kabardian
People Name in Country Kabardian
Pronunciation kuh-BAR-dee-un
World Population 1,992,000
Total Countries 8
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 24
Alternate Names East Circassian; Kabado-Cherkes; Upper Circassian
People ID 11675
ROP3 Code 102815
Country Turkey
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kayseri Province, Uzun Yayla plateau east of Kayseri city; scattered in other areas in Samsun, Amasya, and Corum provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Turkey
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kayseri Province, Uzun Yayla plateau east of Kayseri city; scattered in other areas in Samsun, Amasya, and Corum provinces..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

Kabardian in Turkey Map Symbols     PDF Version

Primary Language Kabardian (1,177,000 speakers)
Language Code kbd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kabardian (1,177,000 speakers)
Language Code kbd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kabardian

Primary Language:  Kabardian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1993-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kabardian
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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
Photo Source Israeli Ministry of Tourism  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: Joshua Project. Other map data / geography: GMI. Map design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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