Adyghe in Syria

Unreached of the Day  11/01/2021

Adyghe in Syria

Fleeing Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, the Muslim Adyghe people left the northern Russian Caucasus Mountains for Syria prior to World War II. There are still five locations where they live in northern Syria. Today they are experiencing a renaissance of self-identification. Few are Christians. These believers are in Orthodox and Protestant churches. There is also a small, but growing, indigenous church. The New Testament and parts of the Old Testament are available in their language.

Ministry Obstacles

Their Islamic faith and growing identification with their religion work against them leaving Islam.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can utilize their love of hospitality to open Adyghe people to personal witness and to being "hospitable" to Jesus. In Jesus, they will find their true self-identification.

Scripture Focus

"Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,"  2 Thessalonians 3:1

Scripture Prayer

Make this your prayer for this people group.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the churches in Syria would grow spiritually and numerically and serve Christ by thrusting out workers to the Adyghe people. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Adyghe people in Syria and Russia and other countries where they live. Pray that the Adyghe would come to seek their identity in Christ and learn from Him by reading the Bible.



People Name Adyghe
PronunciationAH-di-gay
Country Syria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 29,000
World Population 693,900
Language Adyghe
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image