Kurd, Kurmanji in Turkey

Unreached of the Day  2/19/2018

Kurd, Kurmanji in Turkey

The Northern Kurds of Turkey live in a rugged area, along the Turkey-Iran border. Since 1965, these proud and fiercely independent people have made a clear return to their roots. There is an increasing desire to speak Kurdish. This nationalism is laying the foundations for a Kurdish cultural and literary revival.

Ministry Obstacles

Kurdish identity has for centuries included commitment to Islam.

Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio can be very helpful in the Kurdish regions. Pray that Jesus will be lifted up before the Kurds in various ways.

Pray for the followers of Christ

The Lord is beginning to build his church among the Kurds. Please pray the Christian believers will become firmly established in the faith, trusting fully in Jesus, not only for salvation, but for power to live an abundant life here and now.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the ancient Kurdish peoples of Turkey will be given the opportunity to know Christ. Pray as well for peace with the Turkish government, and with their neighbors. Pray for stability in the area of Kurdistan.

Scripture Focus

"That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else." 1 Kings 8:60



People Name Kurd, Kurmanji
Country Turkey
10/40 Window Yes
Population 8,539,000
World Population 15,021,000
Language Kurdish, Northern
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