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Kryz, Dzhek in Azerbaijan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,700 Kryts Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Kryz, Dzhek in Azerbaijan

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Introduction / History
The Kryz are a small ethnic group living in some settlements of the Kuba and Khachmassk districts of Azerbaijan. The word Kryz originates from the town of Kryz in Kuba district.

The language is Kryzic, which belongs to the Lezgin group of the Caucasian (Dagestan) languages. Almost every Kryz knows the Azerbaijanian language. Their children are taught in the Kryzic language at school.

Their main occupation is cattle production while farming is of secondary importance for them. Their trades are represented by carpet weaving and manufacture of mats and patterned woolen items.

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

Prayer Points
* Pray for Bible literature to be translated into the languages of the Caucasus.
* Pray God would give them receptivity to the message of Christ's atoning death for sin which makes forgiveness possible.
* Pray that God will speak to you and your church about how you are called to help reach the Muslims of this area.
* 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: 2010-03-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-14
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Country: Azerbaijan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Quba district: Alyk, Jek, Khaput, Kryz, and Yergyuj villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kryz, Dzhek
People Name General: Kryz
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105327
Joshua Project People ID: 11255
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,700
Population all Countries: 5,700
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Kryz
Ethnic Code: CEW17b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kryts (5,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kry    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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
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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Kryz, Dzhek in Azerbaijan

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