Georgian in Italy

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Introduction / History

The Georgians trace their ancestry back to Japheth, son of Noah. Lovers of wine, spicy food and song, Georgians are known for their openhanded hospitality. They are fiercely proud of their land and cultural heritage.

A theme of tragedy has followed the Georgians for over 2000 years. Successive waves of invading conquerors, including Greeks under Alexander the Great, Rome, Persia, and Byzantium, all conquered Georgia, hammering the nation. Around the year 330 AD, Christianity came to Georgia, confirmed to the Georgian royal family with signs and wonders. From the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries, Georgia threw off Islamic rule and experienced a Golden Age of peace and prosperity.

Genghis Khan's Mongol hoard brought an end to the Golden Age. During the sixteenth century the Turks advanced into Georgia, followed by the Persians. In the late 1700s Georgians looked to Russia for protection from surrounding Islamic states. Russia annexed Georgia into her empire in 1801. Georgia looked for an opportunity to end Russian influence and declared independence following the Bolshevik Revolution. Though Georgian patriots fought fiercely, they were overcome and were forced to join the USSR in 1921. Georgians never lost their passionate desire to regain their freedom and declared their country's independence in 1991. From then on Georgia has been a free and independent country, but they have faced many challenges. Because Soviet communism weakened their culture and economy, the Georgians have to find work in other countries such as Italy.

What Are Their Lives Like?

In Italy, many Georgians are poor. They often work in the "shadow" industry, meaning they are outside the regular economy. Typically, the Georgian in Italy is female and poor.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The gospel was first preached in Georgia in the 1st century. Christianity became the state religion in in 337. The Georgian church eventually became one of the Eastern Orthodox churches. Zoroastrianism, a monotheistic Persian religion, was their secondary religion for hundreds of years. Their deep-rooted Christian church has caused them to face persecution by conquering Muslim forces.

The Georgians still have a national Orthodox Church with its own patriarch. Some Georgian Christians are committed to the Lord, but most use the church as a cultural social club.

What Are Their Needs?

Pray for a Holy Spirit sent revival to Georgians all over the world.

Pray the work of the JESUS Film among Georgians will lead many to attend church and get discipled in the ways of Christ.

Pray for spiritual hunger and a thirst for righteousness among Georgians everywhere.

Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Georgian in Italy.


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People Name General Georgian
People Name in Country Georgian
Alternate Names Adjari; Adzhar; Gorji; Gruzin; Imerxev Georgian; Kartuli; Kartveli; Western Georgian; Yereti
Population this Country 8,900
Population all Countries 3,228,000
Total Countries 25
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11865
ROP3 Code 103298
ROP25 Code 302647
ROP25 Name Georgian
Country Italy
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Italy
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Georgian (8,900 speakers)
Language Code kat   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Georgian (8,900 speakers)
Language Code kat   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Georgian

Primary Language:  Georgian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1709-1982)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1709-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1743-2021)
FCBH NT ( Online
YouVersion NT ( Online
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World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
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World Bible Finder
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Georgian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah Al Massira
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Georgian YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Georgian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter IBT, Russia - resources Institute for Bible Translation - Russia
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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