KARACHAI of Russia

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  • POPULATION: 222,600
  • LANGUAGE: Karachay
  • RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND: Sunni Islam / Folk Religion
  • PROGRESS: 0.02% Christian; 0.02% Evangelical
  • BIBLE TRANSLATION: New Testament, Psalms

Once deported by Stalin, many Karachai have relocated back to their homeland in the Karachai-Cherkessia province. They practice Sunni Islam mixed with folk religion, and they have strong family and cultural traditions.

Prayer Request:

Pray the Karachai to understand the concept of grace. Pray for wisdom among GT leadership and for field partners to be trained.

map showing location of Karachai people in Russia

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