Khinalug, Ketsh Khalkh of Azerbaijan The Khinalug people have lived for many centuries in one village situated high in the mountains of Azerbaijan, near Sahdag peak in Quba district. Xinaliq village is located seventy km by road southwest of Quba town. It is the highest populated location in Azerbaijan, reaching an elevation of 2,500 m above sea level. Houses in the village are constructed of stone, with traditional flat earth-and-timber roofs which form terraces reached by wooden ladders from below or from the connecting streets above. Xinaliq village is famous for its unique language, which is native to no other location. Everyone currently living in Xinaliq village is ethnically Khinalug, except for a few women. The people of Xinaliq village are Sunni Muslim.
Ministry Obstacles No scripture or other Christian resources are reported as available in the language of the Khinalug people.
Outreach Ideas Please pray for scripture or other resources to become available in the Khinalugh language, and for workers to take it to the people.
Pray for the followers of Christ There are almost certainly no followers of Jesus Christ among the Khinalug people today. Please pray the Lord will begin to stir the hearts of the people to seek a Savior from their sin, and will be led by the Lord's Spirit to discover Jesus.
Pray for the entire people group Please pray the youth of this community will have good educational opportunities, as well as employment opportunities.
Scripture Focus "The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18