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Zaza-Alevi in Germany


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
30,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Zaza-Alevi in Germany

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The Zazas are an ethnic group of eastern Anatolia (Turkey). The majority of Zazas consider themselves as ethnic Kurds and are sometimes referred to as Zaza Kurds. However, their language is distinct from the Kurdish languages. The Zaza people of Turkey have mixed elements of various religions and traditions with their Islamic beliefs. For this reason, they are largely rejected by most Sunni Muslims and regarded as heretics. Because they have always been a deprived class outside the mainstream of life in Turkey, they are the object of political as well as religious dislike. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism has helped cause some to migrate to other parts of Western Europe.

Ministry Obstacles
People living in a foreign land, not speaking the languages of the people around them, are likely to be insular, protective of their own situation.

Outreach Ideas
The Zaza in Germany are much more accessible than those in their home country of Turkey. Perhaps evangelical Christians in Germany will remember to take the good news about Jesus to the Zaza of Germany.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Jesus Christ among the Zaza of Germany. If there are a few, they need our prayers. Pray they will learn to fellowship together.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for the persecuted and ostracized Zaza people. For those in Western Europe, pray the Lord will help them find employment and become settled.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-04-02
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Country: Germany
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Many major cities
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Zaza-Alevi
People Name General: Zaza-Alevi
Alternate People Names:
KurdNorthern Zaza
ROP3 Code: 100225
Joshua Project People ID: 10252
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 30,000
Population all Countries: 228,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Kurd
People Name General: Zaza-Alevi
Ethnic Code: CNT24c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Zazaki, Northern
Language Code (ISO): kiu    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
German, Standard (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Zazaki, Northern
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
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Zaza-Alevi in Germany

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Kurd     Europe, Western    
      Zaza-Alevi Germany    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Zaza-Alevi in Germany          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Zazaki, Northern  
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