Udin, Udi in Azerbaijan


Population
3,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

On the left-bank tributaries of the Turianchai River there is a village of Nidzh whose outskirts are smothered in fruit and walnut orchards. Nidzh and its suburbs are inhabited by the Udin (or Udi, Uti as they call themselves), the representatives of a small, but ancient people having its own language. Nidzh is surrounded by vast virgin leaf forests with many birds. Local honey, which is particularly tasty, is also famous. Scientist believe the Udin to be the descendants of the Caucasian Albanians.

The Uddin written language had not been established until the twentieth century. For their literary language, the Udin used the Azerbaijanian, Georgian, Armenian, and Russian languages. The language is the Lezgin group of the Caucasian (Dagestan) languages.

The main Udin occupations are agriculture, horticulture, and cattle-breeding. Some Udin people work in industries. Vodka making and raising nuts and pigs are common industries.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Udin believers follow Christian ideas, both Orthodox and Georgian.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will call and empower Christians to take the Word of Life to the Udi.
* Ask God to give them receptivity to the message of Christ's atoning death for sin which makes forgiveness possible.


Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

People Name General Udin
People Name in Country Udin, Udi
Population in Azerbaijan 3,900
World Population 9,200
Total Countries 7
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Alban, Urum
People ID 15684
Country Azerbaijan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oghuz town, Qabala, Nic, and Mirzabeyli villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Azerbaijan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oghuz town, Qabala, Nic, and Mirzabeyli villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Udi (3,900 speakers)
Language Code: udi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Udi (3,900 speakers)
Language Code: udi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Udi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1902)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
99.0 %
Other Christian
0.5 %
Protestant
0.5 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
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