Godoberi in Russia

Godoberi
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Map Source:  People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by 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: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Caucasus
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Godoberi are native to Dagestan. They settled this area eight or nine centuries before Christ. From ancient animistic religious traditions, between the 10th-14th Centuries the Godoberi converted to Islam. Their Islamic practices continue strongly influenced by animistic elements. They speak their own language. Their primary occupation is farming, horticulture and cattle production. They also tend vinyards and beehives. They have a patriarichal society and large families. The Godaberi have very rich folklore and many legends about their national heroes and about how their villages were created.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Their religion is Muslim-Sunnite and animism. They also worship nature.

Prayer Points

* Beseech the Lord of the Harvest to send missionaries to Daghestan as well as translators, that the people may not only be able to hear the Good News, but read it also, in their own language.
* Pray that God would open their eyes so that they would worship the Creator rather than the creation!
* Pray for creative and relevant approaches to the Godaberi with the Gospel.

Text Source:   Hope for Europe