Khvarshi in Russia

The Khvarshi have only been reported in Russia
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Introduction / History

The Khvarshin people of Dagestan speak their own distinct Khvarshi language and are located in eight mountain villages and in several lowland settlements in northern Dagestan.
From 1944-1957, the Soviets forced the Khvarshin out of their mountain homeland region and resettled them into lowland Chechnya. Only in the late 1950s, did the Soviets allow them to return to Dagestan. In years following, some returned to their abandoned mountain villages, and some settled in the northern lowlands of Dagestan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today Khvarshi mountain villages are rebuilt with repaired houses standing alongside still-visible ancient ruins. Life is hard for the Khvarshi. They need spiritual hope!


What Are Their Beliefs?

For centuries they have followed Sunni Islam mixed with folk practices.


What Are Their Needs?

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


Prayer Points

Pray that bridges of friendship will be built so that the Khvarshi can begin to grasp that “times of refreshing can come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3).
Pray for a team to move into Dagestan and meet and disciple Khvarshi people.
Pray for grace, encouragement, protection and Holy Spirit anointing for the only known Khvarshi Christ follower.
Pray for the Lord to protect the Khvarshi people. They live in a strife-filled land.
May Satan’s efforts to kill and destroy turn many to seek and find the only savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Khvarshi in Russia.


References

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People Name General Khvarshi
People Name in Country Khvarshi
Pronunciation kuh-VAR-sheen
Alternate Names Khvarshi; Khwarshi
Population this Country 4,100
Population all Countries 4,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12672
ROP3 Code 104982
ROP25 Code 304000
ROP25 Name Khvarshin
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: Tsumadinsky district, Khvarshi, Inkhokvari, Santlada, Kvantlada, and Khonokh 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: Tsumadinsky district, Khvarshi, Inkhokvari, Santlada, Kvantlada, and Khonokh villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Khvarshi in Russia Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.02 %)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.98 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Khvarshi
Language Code khv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Khvarshi
Language Code khv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Khvarshi

Primary Language:  Khvarshi

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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