Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Caucasus

Language: Chechen - (che)

Alternate Name(s): Kist, Kisti, Shishan, Kokhchi

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Georgia

Also found in: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Russia; Uzbekistan

Population: 11,500

Global Population: 1,491,300

PEID: 24109

ROP: 102059

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Chechens of Georgia, numbering 11,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Caucasus people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,491,300 in 9 countries. Their primary language is Chechen. The primary religion practiced by the Chechens is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available