Country: Azerbaijan

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

24 (63.2%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

9,924,000

Population in Unreached

9,592,000 (96.7%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

2.7%

% Evangelical

0.22%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.7%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
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 129,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 84.13 % 2.00 %
 Assyrian 1,500 666,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 97.00 % 2.00 %
 Avar 53,000 828,000 Avar Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Azerbaijani 8,840,000 9,988,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.40 % 0.17 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 292,000 18,926,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.25 % 0.15 %
 Belarusian 6,500 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 75.00 % 1.10 %
 British 2,800 51,406,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 %
Budug 1,100 1,100 Budukh Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Chechen 5,200 1,696,000 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 11,000 3,251,000 Georgian Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 %
 German 900 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 20.00 %
Inghiloi 18,000 24,000 Georgian Islam 10.00 % 0.30 %
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 2,200 84,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh 2,300 14,342,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Khinalug, Ketsh Khalkh 2,400 2,400 Khinalugh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kryz, Dzhek 5,700 5,700 Kryts Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,500 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.04 % 0.00 %
 Lak 1,600 174,000 Lak Islam 0.80 % 0.80 %
 Lezgin 193,000 658,000 Lezgi Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 Moldavian 2,500 3,924,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 3.00 %
 Mordvinian 1,000 110,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 0.70 %
 Mussulman Tat 25,000 36,000 Tat, Muslim Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
Ossetic 2,700 568,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 0.10 %
 Persian 1,400 40,544,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Romanian 1,600 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
 Russian 128,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 58.00 % 0.40 %
Rutul 18,000 49,000 Rutul Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Shahseven 2,000 88,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Talysh 74,000 227,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar 28,000 6,363,000 Tatar Islam 1.50 % 0.00 %
 Tsakhur 13,000 23,000 Tsakhur Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
 Turk 12,000 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 12,000 178,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Udin 4,100 9,600 Udi Christianity 100.00 % 0.10 %
 Ukrainian 23,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
 Uzbek, Southern 1,900 3,152,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  38 9,924,000       24   2.66 % 0.22 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 50,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 9,974,000              
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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
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
Kryts kry 1 1
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Lak lbe 1 1 Bible Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 Bible Portions
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
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 Bible Portions
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 34 38 24   10 19 24 21 10

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
2.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
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
10.0 %
Orthodox
80.6 %
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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  • 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 38
Unreached People Groups 24  (63.2%)
Population 9,924,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 9,592,000  (96.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 210 to 239
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Country Progress Level 1
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
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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