Batlukh-Gid in Russia

The Batlukh-Gid have only been reported in Russia
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Introduction / History

The Batlukh-Gid people live in about 30 villages in the central highlands of the Avar region of Dagestan. These villages are located on both sides of the mountainous Avar-Koisu River. Their language exists in the Avar language family but is so distinct as to be mutually unintelligible from dominant Avar. This region has fiercely practiced Islam for hundreds of years.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Avar Gid (pronounced Geed) woman proudly commented, "We women do almost all the work and the men do almost nothing." "How do you put up with that?" the cultural observer asked. "Oh, if we waited for the men to do the work, then nothing would get done!"
The Batlukh-Gid, as well as all the mountain peoples in Dagestan, separate male and female in society and in work roles. They enforce "transgression" of these strict separate roles by shame. For example, one mountain village in Dagestan is known as "The Village Where a Man Milked a Cow." That is a shameful designation. Women's work covers everything related to the house, the harvest, and the animals. Men's responsibilities include plowing, sowing and cutting hay, and providing security. One objective observer in a Dagestani Mountain village concluded that the strict division of labor leaves about 70% in the women's category and 30% in the men's category. The locals would say, "That's the way it's always been."


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Batlukh-Gid have been fiercely Muslim for hundreds of years. There are no known Christ followers among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Batlukh-Gid need to see living Christianity in their own culture. As it stands, there are no believers.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving workers to go to the Batlukh-Gid.
Pray for courage among "People of Peace" to respond to the gospel.
Pray for the establishment of an indigenous and reproducing Batlukh-Gid church.
Pray for existing Christ followers in neighboring people to take the gospel to the Batlukh-Gid people.
Pray for God to shower his abundant mercy on the Batlukh-Gid people who are enduring violence in their region. May he protect the innocent.


Scripture Prayers for the Batlukh-Gid in Russia.


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People Name General Batlukh-Gid
People Name in Country Batlukh-Gid
Pronunciation BAHT-look geed
Alternate Names
Population this Country 31,000
Population all Countries 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 20469
ROP3 Code 116313
ROP25 Code 300958
ROP25 Name Batlukh
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: Terek and Sulak river areas; some in Chechnya Republic.   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: Terek and Sulak river areas; some in Chechnya Republic..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Batlukh-Gid in Russia Ethnolinguistic map or other map

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 %
Primary Language Avar (31,000 speakers)
Language Code ava   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Batlux
Dialect Code 7364   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Avar (31,000 speakers)
Language Code ava   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Batlux
Dialect Code 7364   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Avar
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Василий Петрович ом - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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