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Azerbaijani in Sweden


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,200 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Azerbaijani in Sweden

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Introduction / History
Often people think that migrants in the West would prefer to live among their families and friends in the old country. This is not always the case. Many Azerbaijanis in Sweden are living there because of harsh, restrictive conditions in their homeland. In 2003 and 2004, more than 1,000 Azerbaijanis sought asylum in Sweden. These people were willing to leave family and friends to find a life in a place they don't know.

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 Sweden.

Where are they located?
Azerbaijanis tend to live in the urban centers of Sweden. Sweden is also starting to have new arrivals live in settlements in the colder northern regions. There might be some Azerbaijanis there as well.

What are their lives like?
Azerbaijanis are very passionate about their homeland and its hostile relationship with its neighbor, Armenia. Azerbaijanis held a protest rally in Goteborg, Sweden in August, 2014. More than a year earlier they had held another rally in Stockholm, in remembrance of a tragedy that occurred in 1992 in Azerbaijan.

What are their beliefs?
Though the Azerbaijanis are mostly Shi'ite Muslim, they tend to be somewhat secular because of the decades of secularization from when they were part of the USSR.

What are their needs?
Shi'ite Muslim Azerbaijanis seldom have the chance to hear that Jesus Christ saves sinners, though they understand that Jesus will return during the Second Coming. They honor Jesus, but they have not heard His life-changing teachings. There is freedom or religion in Sweden, so believers can go to them as ambassadors of Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray that as Azerbaijanis leave their homeland, they will seek a home with the Lord's family.
* Pray that Azerbaijanis in Sweden will be drawn by the love of the Lord to seek Him.
* Pray that the church in Sweden will see the Azerbaijanis in their midst and make loving efforts to help them not only come to Christ, but also to spread His fame to Azerbaijan.


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Country: Sweden
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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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: 2,200
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 (2,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): azj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam85.00 % 
Non-Religious15.00 % 
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 Sweden

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