Country: Azerbaijan

Number of People Groups

39

People Groups Unreached

23 (59.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

10,180,000

Population in Unreached

9,779,000 (96.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

3.16%

% Evangelical

0.26%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Armenian 131,000 6,276,000 Armenian Christianity 84.13 % 2.00 % -
 Assyrian 1,600 859,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 97.00 % 2.00 % -
 Avar 54,000 840,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani 8,810,000 10,046,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.40 % 0.22 % 176
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 297,000 17,687,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.25 % 0.15 % 6
 Belarusian 6,600 9,393,000 Belarusian Christianity 75.00 % 1.10 % -
 British 2,900 54,300,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
Budug 1,100 1,100 Budukh Islam 4.00 % 3.49 % -
 Chechen 5,300 1,728,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dargin 1,200 459,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 77,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Islam 2.74 % 2
 Georgian 43,000 3,546,000 Georgian Christianity 75.00 % 0.50 % -
 German 1,000 66,472,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 20.00 % -
Inghiloi 18,000 24,000 Georgian Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jew 15,000 102,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh 2,300 17,128,000 Kazakh Islam 0.09 % 0.00 % 1
 Khinalug, Ketsh Khalkh 2,400 2,400 Khinalugh Islam 1.50 % 1.42 % 1
Kryz, Dzhek 5,800 5,800 Kryts Islam 0.72 % 0.72 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,600 15,639,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 1
 Lak 1,600 177,000 Lak Islam 0.80 % 0.80 % 1
 Lezgin 196,000 665,000 Lezgi Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 4
 Moldavian 2,500 3,865,000 Romanian Christianity 82.00 % 3.00 % -
 Mordvinian 1,000 106,000 Erzya Christianity 65.00 % 0.70 % -
 Mussulman Tat 25,000 37,000 Tat, Muslim Islam 1.30 % 1.20 % 1
 Ossetic 2,800 577,000 Ossetic Christianity 40.00 % 0.43 % -
 Persian 1,500 42,533,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Polish 31,000 42,436,000 Polish Christianity 88.00 % 2.00 % -
 Romanian 1,700 21,169,000 Romanian Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
 Russian 130,000 134,985,000 Russian Christianity 58.00 % 0.40 % -
 Rutul 18,000 49,000 Rutul Islam 0.24 % 0.24 % 1
Shahseven 2,100 92,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Talysh 76,000 236,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tatar 28,000 6,364,000 Tatar Islam 1.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Tsakhur 31,000 44,000 Tsakhur Islam 0.11 % 0.11 % 1
 Turk 19,000 65,298,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian 102,000 281,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Udin 4,100 9,800 Udi Christianity 100.00 % 0.10 % -
 Ukrainian 23,000 37,190,000 Ukrainian Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 Uzbek, Southern 2,000 4,499,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  39 10,180,000         23 3.16 % 0.26 % 209 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 43,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 10,223,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Absheron 587,000
Aran 2,058,000
Baku 2,343,000
Daglig-Shirvan 323,000
Ganja-Qazakh 1,319,000
Kalbajar-Lachin 246,000
Lankaran 950,000
Nakhchivan 468,000
Quba-Khachmaz 559,000
Shaki-Zaqatala 638,000
Yukhari-Karabakh 445,000
Provinces:  11 9,936,000
UN Country Population 10,223,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 2,848.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 7,606.0 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 2,037.1 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 1,134.3 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
10,180,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Avar ava 1 1 New Testament
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, South azb 2 2 Complete Bible
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Budukh bdk 1 0 Translation Needed
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Dargwa dar 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Erzya myv 1 0 New Testament
Georgian kat 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Judeo-Tat jdt 1 1 Bible Portions
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khinalugh kjj 1 1 Translation Needed
Kryts kry 1 1 Translation Needed
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Lak lbe 1 1 Bible Portions
Lezgi lez 1 1 New Testament
Ossetic oss 1 0 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Rutul rut 1 1 Unspecified
Talysh tly 1 1 New Testament
Tat, Muslim ttt 1 1 Bible Portions
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Tsakhur tkr 1 1 Unspecified
Turkish tur 2 2 Complete Bible
Udi udi 1 0 Unspecified
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Uzbek, Southern uzs 1 1 Bible Portions
Totals: 35 39 23   15 23 26 22 11

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.3 %)
3.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
84.4 %
Non-Religious
12.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
8.2 %
Orthodox
67.2 %
Other Christian
10.6 %
Protestant
1.5 %
Roman Catholic
1.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Azerbaijan. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Azerbaijan
  • Christian ministry in Azerbaijan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Azerbaijan Statistics
People Groups 39
Unreached People Groups 23  (59.0%)
Population 10,180,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 9,779,000  (96.1%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 209
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 56%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AJ
Official Language(s) Azerbaijani, North
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 102,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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