Azeri or Azerbaijani live in Igdir, where they are the largest people group, and also in Kars where they are the second largest group. They originated from Azerbaijan; many left for financial reasons. They speak Azerbaijani and Turkish. Azeri are at home generally in Turkish society, except for religious differences. Turks are Sunni and Azeris are Shi'as.
Azeri Turks in Turkey are Shia Muslims. Although written, audio, and visual Bible resources exist in Azeri Turkish language of Azerbaijani, these people for whom Christ gave His life remain unreached.
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ to begin among the Azeri Turkish people, and that a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples will move across this spiritually barren land.
There are no known followers of Christ among the Azeri Turkish people in Turkey. Pray this will soon change.
* Turkey is one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a follower of Jesus Christ today. Pray that spiritual hunger will overpower physical fear, and that churches will be planted among Azeri Turks soon.
Scripture Prayers for the Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Turkey.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-25|
|People Name General||Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk|
|People Name in Country||Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk|
|Natural Name||Azeri Turks|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||12|
|Alternate Names||Afshar; Shachsewenen; South Azerbaijani|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||36 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Kars and Igdir provinces. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Azerbaijani, South (590,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||azb Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||7465 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Azerbaijani, South
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Network of Azerbaijani Partnerships|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Azeri Scripture Resources|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Iranian Azeri Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Multi-Language Media|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|