Zaza-Alevi in Germany

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Do you know what it's like to not fit in? The Zaza-Alevi people in Germany do. They consider themselves Muslims but have retained some ancient beliefs, giving them the label "heretic" by Muslims. They consider themselves to be Kurdish, but their language is different from any Kurds. Having migrated from Turkey, they are not considered German, setting them apart from the German majority.

Ministry Obstacles

Because of being rejected and set apart, the Zaza-Alevi tend to be protective of their culture. This is a wall that believers will have trouble penetrating.

Outreach Ideas

Evangelicals in Germany and elsewhere can be united in reaching them through friendship evangelism.

Prayer Focus

There may be no followers of Christ among the Zaza people. If there are, pray that the Lord would bring them together under the banner of Christ. Pray that the Lord would unite them and strengthen their souls as they must be spiritually lonely. Pray that the Lord would convict the hearts of the Zaza.
Pray that God would reveal Christ as the only one to turn to in their sorrowfulness over their sin.
Pray for the Zaza people residing in Germany to find gainful employment and for a lessening of persecution.
Most of all, pray that our Father would become their Father and that they would begin their own church planting movement in Germany.

Scripture Prayers for the Zaza-Alevi in Germany.

Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-04-02
People Name General Zaza-Alevi
People Name in Country Zaza-Alevi
Pronunciation ZAH-zah AH-lah-wye
Population this Country 31,000
Population all Countries 233,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Alevi; Kirmandz; Kurd; Northern Zaza
People ID 10252
ROP3 Code 100225
Country Germany
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Many major cities   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Germany
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Many major cities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

Primary Language:  Zazaki, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2018)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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National Bible Societies
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Gospel videos
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Zazaki, Northern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Müge Yildiz - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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