Budug in Azerbaijan

Joshua Project has identified the Budug only in Azerbaijan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Budug (Budukh) live in the Dagestan area. The Budukhic language belongs to the Lezgin subgroup of the Caucasian (Dagestan) languages. The written language and literature are based upon the Azerbaijan language. The main occupations of the Budukh are agriculture and cattle-breeding.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Budukh are Islam-Sunnites.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare the hearts of these people for the Gospel of Jesus Christ while pouring out in new ways to existing Christians in this area.

* Pray for God to motivate Russian, Georgian and Armenian Christians to become involved in prayer for the people of Dagestan, and in evangelism among them.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-24
People Name General Budug
People Name in Country Budug
Population in Azerbaijan 1,000
World Population 1,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Budukh, Yergyuch
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Budug
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 10980
Country Azerbaijan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Quba region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Budukh: Yergyuch (1,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Budukh: Yergyuch 1,000
For Primary Language: Budukh

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.91 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
70.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
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