Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran

Population

14,899,000

Christian

0.10%

Evangelical

0.09%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


In Iran the term "Azeri" is used formally for these people; however, informally, Azeris and other Turkic speaking Iranian populations are colloquially referred to as "Tork" (Turk). Despite some friction in the past, Azerbaijanis in Iran came to be "well represented at all levels of political, military, and intellectual hierarchies, as well as the religious hierarchy." The living conditions of Azeris in Iran closely resemble that of Persians.

Ministry Obstacles

The region of Iran and Azerbaijan does not offer easy access to Christian workers.


Outreach Ideas

The Lord is calling many to his name in Iran. Perhaps Iranian believers will make opportunity to carry the good news of Jesus to the Azeris. Pray the Azeris won't be overlooked by the movement of the Lord's Spirit in Iran.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few believers in Christ among the Azeris of Iran at present; pray they will grow both in numbers and in degree of commitment to know and follow Christ. They need prayer support, and they need to fellowship together.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Azeris of Iran will increasingly be drawn to Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran. Pray for growing interest in this Man, for a desire to find out more. Pray this interest will be met with a growing availability of the Gospel of Christ.

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Country Iran
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country East and West Azerbaijan, Ardebil, Zanjan, and part of Markazi provinces. districts of Tehran; Fars Province and scattered
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People Name General Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
People Name in Country Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
ROP3 Code 100677
Joshua Project People ID 18859
Indigenous Yes
Population in Iran 14,899,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Afshar, Shachsewenen, South Azerbaijani,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Azerbaijani, South
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Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Azerbaijani
People Name General Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
Ethnic Code MSY41a
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.10%    ( Evangelical  0.09% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
99.90%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
60.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
40.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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