Kryz, Dzhek in Azerbaijan

Kryz, Dzhek
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People Name: Kryz, Dzhek
Country: Azerbaijan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 5,800
World Population: 5,800
Primary Language: Kryts
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.72 %
Evangelicals: 0.72 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Caucasus
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
Progress Level:

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 production while farming 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.

Text Source:   Hope for Europe