Azeri in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

While the origins of the Azerbaijani, (also known as the Azeri), are unclear, we do know that they have been subjected to numerous invasions throughout their history. They were first conquered by the Persians in the sixth century B.C. Islam was introduced into the area during the seventh century A.D. and has been practiced there ever since. By the eleventh century, Persian influence was overpowered by Turkic influence. Eventually, during the thirteenth century, this region of Asia fell under the dominion of Genghis Khan. These numerous invasions, combined with the tribal nature of the people, caused the Azeris to spread throughout Central Asia. Significant Azeri communities can be found in Russia, Ukraine, Iran, and Iraq. There is a very small number of Azerbaijanis in Pakistan as well.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are so few Azeris who live in Pakistan that there is very little about how they live in that country. As a general rule, Azerbaijanis and Pakistanis get along well on a personal basis, especially since the governments of both countries are on very good terms. However, Shia Muslims are sometimes persecuted in Pakistan, and it is common to hear of someone lobbing a grenade or a bomb into Shia mosques during worship. This could easily victimize Azerbaijani Shias in Pakistan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Azeris are primarily Shia Muslims, but there are a number of Sunni Muslims as well. Islam among the Azeris is a reflection of the historical ties that exist between Azerbaijan and Iran. Until the twentieth century, most Azeri identified themselves as Muslims rather than Azerbaijani or Turks. They believe that being a "spiritual community of Islam" was much more important than being a nation.


What Are Their Needs?

The Azeris in Pakistan need to find their way to the only Savior, the one who paid for their sins on the cross and rose from the grave to have victory over death and Satan.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Azeri in Pakistan.

*Pray for Holy Spirit driven Christ bearers to go to the Azeris in Pakistan. * Ask the Lord to raise up a strong church planting movement among the Azerbaijanis in Pakistan. *Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Azeris that will lead them to the cross and the empty tomb.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10528/AJ


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Azerbaijani
People Name in Country Azeri
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 9,893,000
Total Countries 19
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Azerbaijan; Azeri Turk; Turkmen
People ID 10528
ROP3 Code 100675
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Azerbaijani, North (1,000 speakers)
Language Code azj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Azerbaijani, North (1,000 speakers)
Language Code azj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Azerbaijani, North

Primary Language:  Azerbaijani, North

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1842-1891)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1891-2009)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, North
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible.az
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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