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Azerbaijani in Belgium


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,100 Azerbaijani, North Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %   

Azerbaijani in Belgium

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Introduction / History
Azerbaijan is known as the Land of Fire to its people. This name refers to an ancient belief that this Central Asian country is a place where sacred fire is found and preserved. Today, the Land of Fire's rich oil resources have elevated the nation to a place of significance within the European Union. In particular Belgium has been willing to offer benefits like visa liberalization to incoming Azerbaijanis in order to secure a strategic relationship with the Azerbaijani government. Still there are few Azerbaijanis in Belgium.

Despite Azerbaijan's economic prosperity, it is a country plagued by severe political and military corruption and a failure to preserve human rights. This situation gives some Azerbaijanis a desire to move to other countries like Belgium.

Where are they located?
Azerbaijanis tend to live in the urban centers of Belgium.

What are their lives like?
Those who live in Europe are trying to get established in a land where the language and customs are foreign.

What are their beliefs?
The majority of Azerbaijanis in Belgium are Shi'ite Muslim, and only one percent are Christian. There is a sizable secular minority among them. Azerbaijan itself is one of the most progressive and secular Islamic nations while Belgium, primarily Roman Catholic, gradually seeks to reduce Christian influence from its public life by doing things like secularizing the names of Christian holidays. To the Azerbaijanis in Belgium, religion can be a meaningless identifier. With the threat of marginalization and alienation from the wider Belgian society affecting all Muslim immigrants, there is urgent need for disciples of Christ to reach out to the Azerbaijani population.

What are their needs?
Shi'ite Muslim Azerbaijanis seldom have the chance to hear that Jesus Christ saves sinners. There is freedom or religion in Belgium, so believers can go to them as ambassadors of Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the all-consuming fire of God to purify and redeem these men and women from the Land of Fire.
* Pray for Belgium to be a place where Azerbaijanis find freedom to knock, seek, and find the Lord.
* Pray for many to take the ways of Jesus to the Azerbaijanis in Belgium.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2017-04-24
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Country: Belgium
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Azerbaijani
People Name General: Azerbaijani
Alternate People Names:
AzerbaijanAzeri Turk
ROP3 Code: 100675
Joshua Project People ID: 10528
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,100
Population all Countries: 9,944,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Azerbaijani
People Name General: Azerbaijani
Ethnic Code: MSY41a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Azerbaijani, North (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): azj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam87.00 % 
Non-Religious12.00 % 
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: 1842-1891
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1891-2009
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, North
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
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Azerbaijani in Belgium

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Azerbaijani     Europe, Western    
      Azerbaijani Belgium    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Azerbaijani in Belgium          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Azerbaijani, North  
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