Do you know what it's like to not fit in? The Zaza-Alevi people living in Germany do. They consider themselves Muslims but have retained some ancient beliefs, giving them the label "heretic" by orthodox Sunni Muslims. They consider themselves to be Kurdish, but their language is unintelligible to Kurds. The Turks also do not accept the Zaza-Alevi as part of their people. The Zaza people speak German at work, Turkish in their neighborhoods and Northern Zazaki at home.
Because of being rejected and set apart, the Zaza-Alevi tend to be protective of their language and culture. This is a wall that believers will have trouble penetrating.
Do you know what it's like to not fit in? The Zaza-Alevi people living in Germany do. They consider themselves Muslims but have retained some ancient beliefs, giving them the label "heretic" by orthodox Sunni Muslims.
The JESUS Film is available in Northern Zazaki, the heart language of the Zaza. German churches can reach out and help the Zaza learn German, enroll their children in schools and settle into their new country.
There may be few if any Christian believers among the Zaza-Alevi of Germany. If there are, pray that the Lord would bring them together under the banner of Christ. Pray that the Lord would convict the hearts of the Zaza of their need of the only Savior and his forgiveness. Ask the Lord to raise up disciples among the Zaza-Alevi of Germany in this decade.
Scripture Prayers for the Zaza-Alevi in Germany.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-04-02|
|People Name General||Zaza-Alevi|
|People Name in Country||Zaza-Alevi|
|Population this Country||30,000|
|Population all Countries||258,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Alevi; Kirmandz; Kurd; Northern Zaza|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Many major cities Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Primary Language||Zazaki, Northern|
|Language Code||kiu Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Zazaki, Northern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Gospel videos||General / Other|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Zazaki, Northern||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story||Create International|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
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|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|