Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran

Unreached of the Day  11/18/2018

Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Iran

In Iran this people group is known formally as Azeri, but informally the Azeris and other Turkic speaking Iranian populations are commonly referred to as "Tork" (Turk). Despite friction in the past, the Azeri in Iran came to be "well represented at all levels of political, military, and intellectual hierarchies, as well as the religious hierarchy." The living conditions of Azeris in Iran closely resemble that of Persians.

Ministry Obstacles

This region of Iran and Azerbaijan does not offer easy access to those who seek to introduce local families to God's blessing.

Outreach Ideas

There is a strong movement of God's blessing among Iranian families. Pray that some will spread this movement also among Azeri families and communities.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are a few believers among the Azeris of Iran. Pray that they will become effective and fruitful in sharing and discussing Bible stories with their own and other families.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray that the Azeri families of Iran will increasingly be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), and to the Bible to find out more about this man. Pray that the Lord will start a movement of Azeri families experiencing God's blessing.

Scripture Focus

"And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations." Mark 13:10



People Name Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk
Country Iran
10/40 Window Yes
Population 16,140,000
World Population 19,363,000
Language Azerbaijani, South
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image