Azeri in Sweden


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Introduction / History

Often people think that migrants in the West would prefer to live among their families and friends in the old country. This is not always the case. Many Azerbaijanis (AKA, Azeris) in Sweden are living there because of harsh, restrictive conditions in their homeland. In 2003 and 2004, more than 1,000 Azeri sought asylum in Sweden. These people were willing to leave family and friends to find a life in a place they don't know.

Despite Azerbaijan's economic prosperity, it is a country plagued by severe political and military corruption and a failure to preserve human rights. This situation gives some Azeris a desire to move to other countries like Sweden.

Azeris tend to live in the urban centers of Sweden. Sweden is starting to have new arrivals settle in the colder northern regions.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The homeland of the Azeris has been the target of numerous invasions throughout history. Azeris are very passionate about their homeland and its hostile relationship with its neighbor, Armenia. Azeris held a protest rally in Goteborg, Sweden in August 2014. More than a year earlier they had held another rally in Stockholm, in remembrance of a tragedy that occurred in 1992 in Azerbaijan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though the Azeris are mostly Shia Muslim, they tend to be somewhat secular because of the decades of secularization from when they were part of the USSR. Islam is still central to the Azeri identity.


What Are Their Needs?

Shia Muslim Azeris seldom have the chance to hear that Jesus Christ saves sinners, though they understand that Jesus will return during the Second Coming. They honor Jesus, but they have not heard his life-changing teachings. There is freedom or religion in Sweden, so believers can go to them as ambassadors of Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray that as Azeris leave their homeland, they will seek a home with the Lord's family.
Pray that Azeris in Sweden will be drawn by the love of the Lord to seek him.
Pray that the church in Sweden will see the Azeris in their midst and make loving efforts to help them not only come to Christ, but also to spread his fame to Azeris in Azerbaijan.


Scripture Prayers for the Azerbaijani in Sweden.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijani_diaspora
https://www.azerbaycan24.com/en/26-year-old-azerbaijani-youth-appointed-as-minister-in-sweden/
https://www.azernews.az/nation/127851.htmlPRGPHhttp://azertag.az/en/xeber/Azerbaijanis_in_Sweden_rally_against_Armenian_provocations-941857 18710


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Azerbaijani
People Name in Country Azerbaijani
Natural Name Azeri
Pronunciation uh-ZARE-ee
Alternate Names Azerbaijan; Azeri Turk; Turkmen
Population this Country 2,300
Population all Countries 9,102,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 10528
ROP3 Code 100675
ROP25 Code 300626
ROP25 Name Azerbaijani (Azeri)
Country Sweden
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Sweden
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
85.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Azerbaijani, North (2,300 speakers)
Language Code azj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Azerbaijani, North (2,300 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  (1891-2014)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, North Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Azerbaijani, North YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Azerbaijani, North YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter IBT, Russia - resources Institute for Bible Translation - Russia
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
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