Kryz, Dzhek in Azerbaijan

Joshua Project has identified the Kryz only in Azerbaijan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kryz are a small ethnic group living in some settlements of the Kuba and Khachmassk districts of Azerbaijan. The word Kryz originates from the town of Kryz in Kuba district.

The language is Kryzic, which belongs to the Lezgin group of the Caucasian (Dagestan) languages. Almost every Kryz knows the Azerbaijanian language. Their children are taught in the Kryzic language at school.

Their main occupation is cattle-breeding while agriculture is of secondary importance for them. Their trades are represented by carpet weaving and manufacture of mats and patterned woolen items.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kryz are Islam-Sunnites.

Prayer Points

* Pray for Bible literature to be translated into the languages of the Caucasus.
* Pray God would give them receptivity to the message of Christ's atoning death for sin which makes forgiveness possible.
* Pray that God will speak to you and your church about how you are called to help reach the Muslims of this area.

Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-14
People Name General Kryz
People Name in Country Kryz, Dzhek
Population in Azerbaijan 5,600
World Population 5,600
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dzhek, Katsy
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Kryz
Ethnic Code CEW17b
People ID 11255
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.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kryts (5,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kryts 5,500
For Primary Language: Kryts

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
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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100.00 %
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Other / Small
0.00 %
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Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
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