Godoberi in Russia

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Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Godoberi
Country: Russia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 3,100
World Population: 3,100
Primary Language: Ghodoberi
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Caucasus
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Godoberi originally began and settled in Dagestan eight or nine centuries before Christ. They speak their own language.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Godoberi primarily work in farming, horticulture and cattle production. They also maintain vineyards and beehives. They maintain patriarchal society and large families. They have a very rich folklore and legends about their national heroes and about how their villages were created.

What Are Their Beliefs?

From ancient animistic religious traditions between the 10th-14th Centuries the Godoberi converted to Islam. Their Islamic practices are still strongly influenced by animistic elements such as nature worship.

What Are Their Needs?

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

Prayer Points

Beseech the Lord of the Harvest to send missionaries to Dagestan as well as translators, that the people may be able to hear and read the gospel in their own language.
Pray that God will soon open their eyes so that they can worship the Creator rather than the creation.
Pray for creative and relevant approaches to the Godaberi with the gospel.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Godoberi church.

Text Source:   Joshua Project