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Kurd, Kurmanji in Denmark

Kurd, Kurmanji

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
20,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %   

Kurd, Kurmanji in Denmark

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Introduction / History
The Northern Kurds are part of a much greater Kurd population. They are made up of a number of clans, tribes, and tribal confederations, many of which have been in existence for thousands of years. This large people group shares several important and common ties. Not only do they speak closely related languages (collectively called Kurmanji), but they also share a common culture, geographical homeland, and sense of identity.

Where are they located?
Most Kurmanji speaking Kurds are from Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. There have been many times since the 1980s when they have had to flee for their lives to places like Denmark.

What are their lives like?
In Denmark, the Kurds celebrate their own festivals and many attend mosque. Some are more adjusted to the Danish way of life than others.

What are their beliefs?
Nearly all Kurds are Muslims, most being Sunnis. They first embraced Islam after the Arab conquests of the seventh century. They look to Islam as a basis for social justice.
However, despite being predominantly Sunnis, religion has created deep rifts among the Kurds. These differences also have prejudicial overtones towards the lower class. Many of the dispossessed Kurd minorities have become associated with the secret and unorthodox sects like the Yezidis--the most fervently rebellious people in Kurd society.

What are their needs?
The Northern Kurds are trapped in the bondage of Islam. There are still relatively few known believers living among them. The New Testament has been translated into their Kurmanji language.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will give mission agencies strategies for reaching Kurdish Muslims with the gospel.
* Ask God to use the small number of Northern Kurdish believers as a clear gospel witness to their own people in Denmark.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften their hearts towards Christ followers so that they will be receptive to the gospel.
* Pray that God will raise up a strong disciple making movement among the Kurmanji speaking Northern Kurds.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12877/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12877/IZ
http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/060220162
http://www.rudaw.net/english/world/130520151
https://kurdishrights.org/2013/02/13/discrimination-of-the-kurds-also-in-denmark/

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Country: Denmark
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kurd, Kurmanji
People Name General: Kurd, Kurmanji
Alternate People Names:
KermanjiKurmanji
Turkish KurdYazidi
Yezidi
ROP3 Code: 105458
Joshua Project People ID: 12877
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 15,411,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Kurd
People Name General: Kurd, Kurmanji
Ethnic Code: CNT24c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kurdish, Northern (20,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kmr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.50 %(Evangelical: 0.40 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam93.50 % 
Non-Religious6.00 % 
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: 1856-2016
New Testament:
1872-2005Audio
Complete Bible: 2008
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kurdish, Northern
Film / VideoLife's Gold
Film / VideoLife's Gold
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralKurdish Ministry Resources
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kurdish New Testament & Psalms
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
 
 
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