Country: Azerbaijan

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

25 (62.5%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

9,789,000

Population in Unreached

9,460,000 (96.6%)

Literacy Rate

100 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

2.7%

% Evangelical

0.22%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Armenian 127,000 6,319,000 Armenian Christianity 84.13 % 2.00 %
 Assyrian 1,500 658,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 97.00 % 2.00 %
 Avar 53,000 829,000 Avar Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 289,000 18,741,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.25 % 0.15 %
 Azerbaijani, North 8,661,000 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.40 % 0.17 %
 Belarusian 6,400 10,076,000 Belarusian Christianity 75.00 % 1.10 %
 British 2,800 51,498,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 %
Budug 1,100 1,100 Budukh Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Chechen 5,200 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dargin 1,200 452,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 2.74 % 0.20 %
 Georgian, Yereti 10,000 3,255,000 Georgian Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 %
 German 900 64,348,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 20.00 %
Inghiloi 17,000 23,000 Georgian Islam 10.00 % 0.30 %
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 2,200 83,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 2,300 14,293,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Khinalug, Ketsh Khalkh 2,300 2,300 Khinalugh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kryz, Dzhek 5,700 5,700 Kryts Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,500 14,808,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.04 % 0.00 %
 Lak 1,600 174,000 Lak Islam 0.80 % 0.80 %
 Lezgin 191,000 655,000 Lezgi Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 Moldavian 2,400 3,432,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 3.00 %
 Mordvinian 1,000 116,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 0.70 %
 Mussulman Tat 27,000 38,000 Tat, Muslim Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
Ossetic 2,700 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 0.10 %
 Persian 1,400 40,161,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Polish 1,000 41,881,000 Polish Christianity 91.00 % 0.20 %
 Romanian 1,600 20,369,000 Romanian Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
 Russian 126,000 134,010,000 Russian Christianity 58.00 % 0.40 %
Rutul 17,000 48,000 Rutul Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Shahseven 2,000 87,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tajik 800 8,709,000 Tajiki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Talysh, Talyshon 119,000 271,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar 27,000 6,354,000 Tatar Islam 1.50 % 0.00 %
 Tsakhur 18,000 28,000 Tsakhur Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
 Turk 11,000 58,818,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 11,000 176,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Udin 4,000 9,600 Udi Christianity 100.00 % 0.10 %
 Ukrainian 23,000 38,101,000 Ukrainian Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
 Uzbek, Southern 1,900 3,079,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  40 9,789,000       25   2.67 % 0.22 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 79,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 9,868,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete
Avar ava 1 1 NT
Azerbaijani, North azj 2 2 Complete
Azerbaijani, South azb 2 2 Complete
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete
Budukh bdk 1 1
Chechen che 1 1 Complete
Dargwa dar 1 1 Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete
Erzya myv 1 0 NT
Georgian kat 2 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Judeo-Tat jdt 1 1 Portions
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete
Khinalugh kjj 1 1
Kryts kry 1 1
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete
Lak lbe 1 1 Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 Portions
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Rutul rut 1 1 Portions
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete
Talysh tly 1 1
Tat, Muslim ttt 1 1
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete
Tsakhur tkr 1 1 Portions
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete
Udi udi 1 0 Portions
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Unknown xxx 1 1
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 Portions
Totals: 36 40 25   12 20 26 23 12

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
2.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
84.9 %
Non-Religious
12.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
9.9 %
Orthodox
80.4 %
Other Christian
3.6 %
Protestant
1.8 %
Roman Catholic
2.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Azerbaijan
  • Christian ministry in Azerbaijan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Azerbaijan Statistics
People Groups 40
Unreached People Groups 25  (62.5%)
Population 9,789,000
Population in Unreached 9,460,000  (96.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 25 to 50
Urbanization 54%
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AJ
Official National Language Azerbaijani, North
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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