Kaitag in Russia

Unreached of the Day  6/19/2021

Kaitag in Russia

Some of their towns are built so high in the mountains that they can seldom be reached except by helicopter! These Dargwa speaking people live in a picturesque region of southwest Dagestan. Kaitags follow a Sufi form of Islam combined with local tradition. Some seek protection from evil forces by wearing charms and a few use a form of black magic. They are known for their unusual embroidered textile art form developed mainly with designs from nature though very few still make these. Most now earn their living by herding animals and growing herbs and spices. They are loyal and friendly, and they love music.

Ministry Obstacles

Their geographic isolation is a major problem for believers to develop relationships with them. The Kaitag people are very resistant to change and maintain strict adherence to their Sufi Islamic way of worship.

Outreach Ideas

The Kaitag people have embraced Sufism, a form of Islam that involves a heart response to Allah. Perhaps believers who have learned the language and musical forms can present teachings from the Bible through culturally appropriate music.

Scripture Focus

"By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly."  Proverbs 8:15-16

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this truth will put the fear of God in the hearts of all who hold power.

Prayer Focus

Pray that God would work in the hearts of believers and thrust them out to reach the Kaitag people. Pray that this would be the decade when the Kaitag people accept the grace, peace and Kingdom values from the Lord. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement.



People Name Kaitag
PronunciationKIE-tahg
Country Russia
10/40 Window No
Population 21,000
World Population 21,000
Language Dargwa
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image