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Budug in Azerbaijan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,100 Budukh Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % No No   

Budug in Azerbaijan

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Introduction / History
The Budug (Budukh) live in the Dagestan area. The Budukhic language belongs to the Lezgin subgroup of the Caucasian (Dagestan) languages. The written language and literature are based upon the Azerbaijan language. The main occupations of the Budukh are farming and cattle production.

What are their beliefs?
The Budukh are Islam-Sunnites.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare the hearts of these people for the Gospel of Jesus Christ while pouring out in new ways to existing Christians in this area.

* Pray for God to motivate Russian, Georgian and Armenian Christians to become involved in prayer for the people of Dagestan, and in evangelism among them.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-11-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-24
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Country: Azerbaijan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Quba district: Budukh village.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Budug
People Name General: Budug
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101695
Joshua Project People ID: 10980
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,100
Population all Countries: 1,100
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Budug
Ethnic Code: CEW17b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Budukh (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bdk    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Yergyuch
Dialect Code:8413
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.11 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.91 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox70.00 %
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
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Budug in Azerbaijan

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Caucasus     Asia, Central    
      Budug Azerbaijan    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Budug in Azerbaijan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Budukh  
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