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Azerbaijani in Canada

Azerbaijani

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,100 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %   

Azerbaijani in Canada

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Summary
Most of the Azerbaijanis in Canada live in Toronto. There have been five waves of Azerbaijanis going to Canada, and the first wave was in the 1930s. Traditionally Canada has been willing to take refugees from dangerous parts of the world, and most Azerbaijanis have fled to Canada because of political instability or war such as the Iranian Revolution in 1979 or the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia from 1988-92.

Being small in number, the Azerbaijanis have needed to blend into the ways of Canada, yet they do not forget their own unique culture. Azerbaijanis speak a language that is Turkic, but unlike most other Turkic peoples, they are Shi'ite, not Sunni Muslims. Every year they hold the Novruz Bayrami festival, a a celebration of both the coming of spring and the new year. They celebrate with their own music, dance, and food.

Ministry Obstacles
Christians often are fearful of Muslims, even in countries such as Canada. Love casts out all fear.

Outreach Ideas
Azerbaijanis have entered Canada at different times, which means that the degree they are acculturated is different for different generations. Those who take the gospel to them need to emphasize the centrality of Christ, then focus on Him becoming our identity.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are only about 50 Azerbaijanis in Canada who follow Jesus. Pray that they will stay connected with their community and be salt and light to their Shi'ite Muslim neighbors and family members.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for a Christ-ward movement among Azerbaijanis that will result in fellowships of believers in Azerbaijan and Iran.

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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
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, Azeri Turk
Alternate People Names:
AfsharShachsewenen
South Azerbaijani
ROP3 Code: 100677
Joshua Project People ID: 18859
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,100
Population all Countries: 17,452,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Azerbaijani
People Name General: Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
Ethnic Code: MSY41a
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Language
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Primary Language: Azerbaijani, South (2,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): azb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
BuddhismUnknown 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
HinduismUnknown 
Islam99.70 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / SmallUnknown 
UnknownUnknown 
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:
YesAudio
Complete Bible: 2013
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
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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 / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterAzeri Scripture Resources
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Iranian Azeri Bible
Text / Printed MatterMulti-Language Media
 
 
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Azerbaijani in Canada

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