Inghiloi in Azerbaijan

Population

16,700

Christian

10%

Evangelical

0.30%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

Georgian-speaking Azerbaijanis fall into two groups: Yereti Georgians who are Orthodox Christians; and the Inghiloi, who are Shi'ite Muslims. Of these, the Inghilois are what the late Dr. Ralph D. Winter once called "hidden peoples," that is, peoples who are out of sight of missiologists and the Church at large. The Inghilois are apparently unknown even to students of Islam because they are not in Weekes' global survey, Muslim Peoples. They are truly a hidden people. We usually now use the term "unreached" people groups, since some groups lack a gospel witness whether or not they are on any missionary's radar screen.

Education in Azerbaijan is provided in the national language of Azerbaijani, but also in Georgian and Russian. The Bible is available in all three languages. Thanks to education and commerce, many Inghilois are bi- or multilingual. However, Azerbaijani is increasingly the preferred language among the Inghilois.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Inghilois will no longer be hidden to the Church; they are not hidden from God.
* Pray that the Georgian Orthodox Church gets a vision for reaching Muslim Inghilois with the gospel of Christ.
* Pray that Muslim Inghilois will want to read the Bible and that God's Word will bear fruit to eternal life in them.
* Pray for more Christian radio broadcasts in the Azerbaijani language.



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Country Azerbaijan
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Zaqatala district, town of Aliabad, small number in Baku
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People Name General Inghiloi
People Name in Country Inghiloi
ROP3 Code 104032
Joshua Project People ID 12230
Indigenous Yes
Population in Azerbaijan 16,700
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Georgian 16,713
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Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Inghiloi
Ethnic Code CEW17c
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
10%    ( Evangelical  0.30% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
90.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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