Chechen in Russia

Unreached of the Day  11/22/2021

Chechen in Russia

Chechens constitute the largest native ethnic group originating in the North Caucasus region. They refer to themselves as Nokhchii. Chechen society is structured around "tukhums" (unions of clans) and 130 teip, or clans. The Chechens are strongly Muslim, but each clan is led by a spiritual mystic. Some adhere to a Sufi tradition called Muridism.

Ministry Obstacles

The Chechen are strongly resistant to the good news about Jesus.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring Chechen families and communities into a rich experience of God's blessings.

Scripture Focus

"But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves."  James 1:22

Scripture Prayer

Pray for the believers in this people group to become not merely hearers but doers of God’s word.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the few Christians among the Chechen, that they will be protected from harm and that their faith will be firmly established upon God's character and provision. Pray for the Chechens to have their hearts softened, that they will begin to hunger to know Jesus and desire to follow his ways. Pray for peace for them.



People Name Chechen
PronunciationCHEH-chun
Country Russia
10/40 Window No
Population 1,455,000
World Population 1,725,500
Language Chechen
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image