The Azeris or Azerbaijanis live in Igdir where they are the largest people group and also live in Kars where they are the second largest group. They originate from the country of Azerbaijan. They speak Azerbaijani and Turkish. Shia Islam is the main religion they have.
The Azeris grew in numbers in Turkey in the first half of the 1900s. More came to Turkey in the first half of the twentieth century. From the early 1990s many more came to Turkey for financial reasons.
The Azeris are at home generally in Turkish society but there are differences with regards religious views with most of them being Shia Muslims.
* Pray that God will give the Azeri dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that as they read the Koran they will be attracted to Jesus Christ, read about Him in the Bible and come to Salvation too.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk|
|People Name in Country||Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk|
|Population in Turkey||560,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||12 to 15|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Afshar, Shachsewenen, South Azerbaijani|
|Persecution Rank||37 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Kars and Igdir provinces. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Azerbaijani, South (560,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||azb Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Dialect Code||7465 Global Recordings Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Azerbaijani, South|
Primary Language: Azerbaijani, South
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Network of Azerbaijani Partnerships|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Azeri Scripture Resources|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Iranian Azeri Bible|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|