• PEOPLE NAME: AZERI OF TURKEY

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Azerbaijani

Language: North Azerbaijani - (azj)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Turkey

Also found in: Azerbaijan; Canada; Georgia; Germany; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Netherlands; Turkmenistan; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 18,000

Global Population: 7,907,500


PEID: 24541

ROP: 100675

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Azeri of Turkey, numbering 18,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Azerbaijani people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,907,500 in 11 countries. Their primary language is North Azerbaijani. The primary religion practiced by the Azeri is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.


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