Azeri Turks in Turkey


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction

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.


Ministry Obstacles

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.


Outreach Ideas

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.


Prayer Focus

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  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-25
People Name General Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
People Name in Country Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
Natural Name Azeri Turks
Pronunciation uh-ZARE-ee terks
Population this Country 595,000
Population all Countries 17,687,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Afshar; Shachsewenen; South Azerbaijani
People ID 18859
ROP3 Code 100677
Country Turkey
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kars and Igdir provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Turkey
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 25  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kars and Igdir provinces..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Turkey
Primary Language Azerbaijani, South (595,000 speakers)
Language Code azb   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Tabriz
Dialect Code 7465   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Azerbaijani, South (595,000 speakers)
Language Code azb   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Tabriz
Dialect Code 7465   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Azerbaijani, South

Primary Language:  Azerbaijani, South

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (2013)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Azeri Scripture Resources
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Iranian Azeri Bible
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter Multi-Language Media
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.00 %
Non-Religious
1.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Travlr 
Map Source People Group location: Joshua Project. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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