Azerbaijan AZ

724,295

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

38,571

Indicated decisions 2014

9.6 million

Population

245,000

Christians
19,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Azerbaijan
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    76/187
  • Internet Access

    60.30% (48th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Turkic (86.8%); Iranian-Median (5%); Eurasian (4.4%, includes Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian); Caucasus peoples (3.7%); More than 15 million Azeris live abroad, mostly in Iran.
  • Common Languages

    Azerbaijani (20 dialects)
  • Economy

    Dominated by oil production; Baku was the original “oil boom” city 100 years ago.
    About 40% of the people live in poverty; Most do not benefit from oil production.
  • History / Politics

    Long history of foreign rule by Arabs, Mongols, Persians, Turks, and Russians.
    Independence from Soviet Union in 1991; Has had internal coups and conflicts with Armenia.
    Has politically shifted away from Russia and towards Turkey and the West.
    An unsettled nation with conflicts with Armenia and internally; Oil may dry up by 2025.
  • Spirituality

    There were only 40 Azeri Believers in 1991 and now there are up to 6,000.
    Some churches treated unfairly by government; Strict registration laws put in force in 2010.
    Christianity is linked with imperial Russia, their enemy Armenia, and the West.
  • Prayers

    Pray for continued growth of the church, and that persecution would decrease.
    Pray that people would see Christ as non-Russian and non-western.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.