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Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran

Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk

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Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,761,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.10 % 0.09 %   

Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran

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In Iran the term "Azeri" is used formally for these people; however, informally, Azeris and other Turkic speaking Iranian populations are colloquially referred to as "Tork" (Turk). Despite some friction in the past, Azerbaijanis in Iran came to be "well represented at all levels of political, military, and intellectual hierarchies, as well as the religious hierarchy." The living conditions of Azeris in Iran closely resemble that of Persians.

Ministry Obstacles
The region of Iran and Azerbaijan does not offer easy access to Christian workers.

Outreach Ideas
The Lord is calling many to his name in Iran. Perhaps Iranian believers will make opportunity to carry the good news of Jesus to the Azeris. Pray the Azeris won't be overlooked by the movement of the Lord's Spirit in Iran.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few believers in Christ among the Azeris of Iran at present; pray they will grow both in numbers and in degree of commitment to know and follow Christ. They need prayer support, and they need to fellowship together.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Azeris of Iran will increasingly be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih). Pray for growing interest in this Man, for a desire to find out more. Pray this interest will be met with a growing availability of the Gospel of Christ.

Scripture Focus
"And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations." Mark 13:10

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-11-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-11-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-11-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-10-01
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Country: Iran
Continent: Asia
Region: Central Asia
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Widespread, especially north and central.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
People Name General: Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
Alternate People Names:
South Azerbaijani
ROP3 Code: 100677
Joshua Project People ID: 18859
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,761,000
Population all Countries: 18,936,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Azerbaijani
People Name General: Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
Ethnic Code: MSY41a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Azerbaijani, South
Language Code (ISO): azb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: 0.09 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.90 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent60.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox40.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2013
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsNetwork of Azerbaijani Partnerships
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterAzeri Scripture Resources
Text / Printed MatterBible: Iranian Azeri Bible
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Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Azerbaijani     Central Asia    
      Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk Iran    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Azerbaijani, South  
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