Kryz, Dzhek in Azerbaijan

Joshua Project has identified the Kryz only in Azerbaijan
Population
5,700
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kryz are a small ethnic group living in some settlements of the Kuba and Khachmassk districts of Azerbaijan. The word Kryz originates from the town of Kryz in Kuba district.

The language is Kryzic, which belongs to the Lezgin group of the Caucasian (Dagestan) languages. Almost every Kryz knows the Azerbaijanian language. Their children are taught in the Kryzic language at school.

Their main occupation is cattle-breeding while agriculture is of secondary importance for them. Their trades are represented by carpet weaving and manufacture of mats and patterned woolen items.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kryz are Islam-Sunnites.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Bible literature to be translated into the languages of the Caucasus.
* Pray God would give them receptivity to the message of Christ's atoning death for sin which makes forgiveness possible.
* Pray that God will speak to you and your church about how you are called to help reach the Muslims of this area.


Profile Source:   Hope for Europe  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-14
People Name General Kryz
People Name in Country Kryz, Dzhek
Population in Azerbaijan 5,700
World Population 5,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dzhek, Katsy
People ID 11255
ROP3 Code 105327
Country Azerbaijan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Quba district: Alyk, Jek, Khaput, Kryz, and Yergyuj villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Azerbaijan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Quba district: Alyk, Jek, Khaput, Kryz, and Yergyuj villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Kryts (5,700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kry   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kryts (5,700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kry   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kryts

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni

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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
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