Azeri in Belgium

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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Azerbaijan is known as the Land of Fire to its people. This name refers to an ancient belief that this Central Asian country is a place where sacred fire is found and preserved. Today, the Land of Fire's rich oil resources have elevated the nation to a place of significance within the European Union. In particular Belgium has been willing to offer benefits like visa liberalization to incoming Azerbaijanis in order to secure a strategic relationship with the Azerbaijani government. Still there are few Azerbaijanis in Belgium.

Despite Azerbaijan's economic prosperity, it is a country plagued by severe political and military corruption and a failure to preserve human rights. This situation gives some Azerbaijanis a desire to move to other countries like Belgium.

Where Are they Located?

Azerbaijanis tend to live in the urban centers of Belgium.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Those who live in Europe are trying to get established in a land where the language and customs are foreign.

The homeland of the Azerbaijani (also known as the Azeris) has been the target of numerous invasions throughout history.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Azerbaijanis in Belgium are Shi 'ite Muslim, and only one percent are Christian. There is a sizable secular minority among them. Azerbaijan itself is one of the most progressive and secular Islamic nations while Belgium, primarily Roman Catholic, gradually seeks to reduce Christian influence from its public life by doing things like secularizing the names of Christian holidays. To the Azerbaijanis in Belgium, religion can be a meaningless identifier. With the threat of marginalization and alienation from the wider Belgian society affecting all Muslim immigrants, there is urgent need for disciples of Christ to reach out to the Azerbaijani population.

What Are Their Needs?

Shi 'ite Muslim Azerbaijanis seldom have the chance to hear that Jesus Christ saves sinners. There is freedom or religion in Belgium, so believers can go to them as ambassadors of Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray for the all-consuming fire of God to purify and redeem these men and women from the Land of Fire.
Pray for Belgium to be a place where Azerbaijanis find freedom to knock, seek, and find the Lord.
Pray for many to take the ways of Jesus to the Azerbaijanis in Belgium.

Scripture Prayers for the Azerbaijani in Belgium.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-04-24
People Name General Azerbaijani
People Name in Country Azerbaijani
Natural Name Azeri
Pronunciation uh-ZARE-ee
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 9,141,000
Total Countries 20
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Azerbaijan; Azeri Turk; Turkmen
People ID 10528
ROP3 Code 100675
Country Belgium
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Belgium
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
87.00 %
12.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Azerbaijani, North (1,100 speakers)
Language Code azj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Azerbaijani, North (1,100 speakers)
Language Code azj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Azerbaijani, North

Primary Language:  Azerbaijani, North

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1842-1891)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1891-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, North Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Azerbaijani, North YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter IBT, Russia - resources Institute for Bible Translation - Russia
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
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Profile Source Keith Carey  
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