Northern Uzbek in Georgia


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Introduction / History

The earliest ancestors of the Uzbeks, the Central Asian Turks, aided Genghis Khan in his conquest of Eastern Europe in the 1300s. Eventually, as unity between the Turks and Mongols faded, there were numerous warring kingdoms that emerged. It was from several of these kingdoms that the Uzbeks descended. As time progressed, they developed their own language and culture, though it is similar to the others in Central Asia. By the mid-1800s, the Russians had conquered most of the Uzbeks. The Russians controlled much of Central Asia including what is now Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan. They lived under czarist rule until the Bolshevik Revolution brought the communists to power in 1917. The new socialist government forced many of the Uzbek nomads and farmers to live on collective farms. When the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, the Central Asians controlled by Moscow became independent of Russian rule. There are two basic Uzbek dialects, southern and northern Uzbek. They are mutually intelligible. The main differences are about the grammar and certain loan words from other languages. There are large Uzbek communities in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as small communities in many other nations, including Georgia, Belarus, Turkey, Azerbaijan and even the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Pasta is a common staple food item for Uzbeks wherever they live including Belarus. It was probably brought to Central Asia hundreds of years ago by Italian or Chinese traders who traveled along the Silk Road. Two favorite pasta dishes are ash (a noodle dish sometimes mixed with yogurt) and ashak (an Uzbek-style ravioli). In urban settings Uzbeks wear Western style clothing and live in small apartment complexes. The buildings, which are drab in appearance, are typical of those built during the communist era throughout their spere of influence including Georgia. Uzbek families are extended, with a patriarchal authority ruling over several generations. Each village has an elder, and several villages comprise an elat. Each elat is governed by a council of male elders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims of the conservative Hanafite branch. Like other Muslims, the Uzbeks believe that there is one God, Allah, whose will was revealed through the prophet Mohammed and then recorded in the Koran. They are generally not Orthodox Muslims since they usually traditional beliefs with their Islamic practices. Many of the younger generation are either atheists or non-religious especially in non-Muslim places like Georgia.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Uzbek people teachable and understanding hearts. Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Uzbek families into a rich experience of God’s blessing. Pray for Uzbek families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross. Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Uzbek family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


Scripture Prayers for the Uzbek, Northern in Georgia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-03
Uzbek profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Uzbek, Northern
People Name in Country Uzbek, Northern
Natural Name Northern Uzbek
Pronunciation OOZ-bek
Population this Country 800
Population all Countries 31,980,000
Total Countries 19
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Northern Uzbek; Ouzbek; Ozbek; Usbaki; Uzbeki; Wuzibieke; उज़्बेक, नॉर्दर्न
People ID 14039
ROP3 Code 107469
Country Georgia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Georgia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Uzbek, Northern (800 speakers)
Language Code uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Uzbek, Northern (800 speakers)
Language Code uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Uzbek, Northern

Primary Language:  Uzbek, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1891-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1992-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2016-2017)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
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World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Uzbek, Northern Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video More Than Dreams-Mohammed Create International
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Tomb of Daniel Create International
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: Uzbek, Northern YouVersion Bibles
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
20.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Fulvio Spada - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more