Georgian in Uzbekistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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 Russian communism weakened their economy, the Georgians have to find work in other countries such as Uzbekistan.

Georgia and Uzbekistan were both part of the USSR. A small number of Georgians are still in that Central Asian country.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Because Georgia has been on the crossroad of a major trade route for hundreds of years, their cuisine is influenced by many other ethnic groups. They display their culinary skills during a feast called supra. Aged wine is an important part of these feasts. The toastmaster holds a high position of honor at supra feasts.


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 Uzbekistan.


References

Hope for Europe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgians

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Georgian-people

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Georgia_(country)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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 6,600
Population all Countries 3,152,000
Total Countries 26
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11865
ROP3 Code 103298
Country Uzbekistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Xorazm region: north near Turkmenistan border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2020
Country Uzbekistan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Xorazm region: north near Turkmenistan border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2020

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
79.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
11.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Georgian (6,600 speakers)
Language Code kat   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Xevsur
Dialect Code 10173   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Georgian (6,600 speakers)
Language Code kat   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Xevsur
Dialect Code 10173   Global Recordings 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)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
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 Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah Al Massira
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: 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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