Country: Azerbaijan

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

24 (63.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

10,028,000

Population in Unreached

9,696,000 (96.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.6%

% Evangelical

0.25%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Armenian 129,000 6,562,000 Armenian Christianity 84.13 % 2.00 % -
 Assyrian 1,500 721,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 97.00 % 2.00 % -
 Avar 53,000 839,000 Avar Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 8,839,000 9,990,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.40 % 0.22 % 177
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 292,000 17,194,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.25 % 0.15 % 6
 Belarusian 6,500 9,973,000 Belarusian Christianity 75.00 % 1.10 % -
 British 2,800 53,604,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
Budug 1,100 1,100 Budukh Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
 Chechen 5,200 1,721,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dargin 1,200 459,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 75,000 46,968,000 Language unknown Islam 2.74 % 2
 Georgian 11,000 3,458,000 Georgian Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 % -
 German 900 66,130,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 20.00 % -
Inghiloi 18,000 24,000 Georgian Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 15,000 88,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 2,300 15,484,000 Kazakh Islam 0.09 % 0.00 % 1
 Khinalug, Ketsh Khalkh 2,400 2,400 Khinalugh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kryz, Dzhek 5,700 5,700 Kryts Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,500 15,411,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 1
 Lak 1,600 174,000 Lak Islam 0.80 % 0.80 % 1
 Lezgin 193,000 663,000 Lezgi Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 4
 Moldavian 2,500 3,883,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 3.00 % -
 Mordvinian 1,000 98,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 0.70 % -
 Mussulman Tat 25,000 37,000 Tat, Muslim Islam 1.30 % 1.20 % 1
 Ossetic 2,700 563,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 0.10 % -
 Persian 1,400 41,266,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romanian 1,600 20,486,000 Romanian Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
 Russian 128,000 134,030,000 Russian Christianity 58.00 % 0.40 % -
 Rutul 18,000 49,000 Rutul Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Shahseven 2,000 90,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Talysh 74,000 230,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tatar 28,000 5,950,000 Tatar Islam 1.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Tsakhur 30,000 43,000 Tsakhur Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 12,000 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 12,000 182,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Udin 4,100 9,800 Udi Christianity 100.00 % 0.10 % -
 Ukrainian 23,000 37,289,000 Ukrainian Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 Uzbek, Southern 1,900 4,296,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  38 10,028,000         24 2.65 % 0.25 % 209 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 20,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 10,048,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   10,028,000 38 24 63.2 % 9,696,000 96.7 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 2,883.6 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 7,518.2 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 2,003.6 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 1,159.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
10,028,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Avar ava 1 1 New Testament
Azerbaijani, North azj 2 2 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 2 2 Complete Bible
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Budukh bdk 1 1 Translation Needed
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Judeo-Tat jdt 1 1 Bible Portions
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khinalugh kjj 1 1 Translation Needed
Kryts kry 1 1 Translation Needed
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Lak lbe 1 1 Bible Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 New Testament
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Rutul rut 1 1 Bible Portions
Talysh tly 1 1 Bible Portions
Tat, Muslim ttt 1 1 Bible Portions
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsakhur tkr 1 1 Bible Portions
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Udi udi 1 0 Unspecified
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 34 38 24   14 19 25 21 10

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
2.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
84.8 %
Non-Religious
12.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
9.9 %
Orthodox
80.0 %
Other Christian
3.6 %
Protestant
1.8 %
Roman Catholic
1.7 %
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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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Azerbaijan. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

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

Azerbaijan Statistics
People Groups 38
Unreached People Groups 24  (63.2%)
Population 10,028,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 9,696,000  (96.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 209
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 56%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AJ
Official Language(s) Azerbaijani, North
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 100,000
Persecution Ranking 50 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.