Ginukh in Russia

The Ginukh have only been reported in Russia
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Introduction / History

The Ginukh live in the village located in the "three corners" area where Georgia, Azerbaijan and Dagestan borders come together. The Ginukh belong to the Avar-Andi-Dido (Tsez) peoples in western Dagestan. They speak their own language, Ginukh, but also speak several of the languages of the region.
In the Middle Ages, Christians evangelized Ginukh. In the 18th century, they converted to Islam. Yet, they also believe in magic and occult beliefs of the forefathers. They also believe in a spirit of nature and practice some animism.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These people work as cattle and sheep herders, beekeepers, and hunters. Fathers lead as authoritarian heads of the household; his wife manages the house. Men usually respect their wives and mothers. Village elders lead the Ginukh community. An Islamic mullah acts as judge of internal conflicts. The Ginukh maintain strong economic and political relations with the Republic of Georgia.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ginukh practice a blend of Sunni Islam and the occult, magic, nature worship, and animism.


What Are Their Needs?

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


Prayer Points

Pray for workers to translate the Bible and other resources into the Ginukh language and share the gospel with them.
Pray the Holy Spirit opens hearts to be receptive to the workers and the savior they proclaim.
Pray for disciple-makers to be raised up among the Ginukh who will take Christ's great name to others.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Ginukh church.


Scripture Prayers for the Ginukh, Hinux in Russia.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/03/08
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2009/03/21


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-08
People Name General Ginukh
People Name in Country Ginukh, Hinux
Natural Name Ginukh
Pronunciation khih-NOOGHk
Population this Country 600
Population all Countries 600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Hinux
People ID 11900
ROP3 Code 103380
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: Tsuntinsky district, Ginukh.   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: Tsuntinsky district, Ginukh..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Ginukh, Hinux in Russia Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.32 %)
0.32 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.68 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Hinukh (600 speakers)
Language Code gin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hinukh (600 speakers)
Language Code gin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hinukh

Primary Language:  Hinukh

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

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. Read more