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Azerbaijan

Republic of Azerbaijan

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Geography

Area: 86,600 sq km

Caucasian republic on the Caspian Sea, including a 5,632 sq km enclave, Nakhichevan, between Armenia and Iran, and the disputed 4,400 sq km region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Population: 8,933,928    Annual Growth: 1.11%

Capital: Baku

Urbanites: 52.2%

HDI Rank: 86 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 40 (63% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Azerbaijani    Languages: 34 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians244,7902.74-0.3
Evangelicals18,5170.23.7
Muslim7,824,33487.58 

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

Expatriate Christians must minister with discretion, since open proselytism is forbidden. But there are ample opportunities to demonstrate Christ’s love to Azerbaijanis, especially via tentmaking and development work. The Azeri Church is open for foreign believers to partner with them in ministry. Pray for an increase of new Kingdom workers there and for their fruitfulness.

The unreached:

a) Most Azerbaijani towns and villages have never been evangelized.

b) The poor and displaced. Employment opportunities (outside of the fortunate few in the oil industry), clean water supplies and long-term solutions related to the 800,000 displaced are all needs. There are many untapped ways of showing Christian compassion to them.

c) The Caucasus peoples are mostly Muslim and unevangelized. The only exceptions are Georgians and Udi, who are traditionally Orthodox. Pray for the Lezgi, Avar, Tsakhur, Kryz and Buduq peoples, the most populous of these peoples.

d) The Indo-Iranian-speaking minorities of Talysh, Tat and Kurds are unreached.

     For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Azerbaijan.