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-breeding while agriculture 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.