Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples

People Cluster: Caucasus

Language: Avaric - (ava)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Azerbaijan

Also found in: Russia

Population: 65,500

Global Population: 977,500

PEID: 24039

ROP: 100633

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Avar of Azerbaijan, numbering 65,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Caucasus people cluster within the Eurasian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 977,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Avaric. The primary religion practiced by the Avar is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available