Kryz, Dzhek in Azerbaijan

Joshua Project has identified the Kryz only in Azerbaijan

Population

5,490

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Hope for Europe


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

People Name General Kryz
People Name in Country Kryz, Dzhek
Population in Azerbaijan 5,490
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dzhek, Katsy
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Kryz
Ethnic Code CEW17b
Country Azerbaijan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Quba

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kryts (5,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kryts 5,500
Category Resource
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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