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 production while farming is of secondary importance for them. Their trades are represented by carpet weaving and manufacture of mats and patterned woolen items.
The Kryz are Islam-Sunnites.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kryz, Dzhek in Azerbaijan.
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|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-26|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-14|
|People Name General||Kryz|
|People Name in Country||Kryz, Dzhek|
|Population this Country||5,800|
|Population all Countries||5,800|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Dzhek; Katsy|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Quba district: Alyk, Jek, Khaput, Kryz, and Yergyuj villages. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.72 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|