Zaza-Alevi in Germany


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Introduction

Do you know what it's like to not fit in? The Zaza-Alevi people living in Germany do. They consider themselves Muslims but have retained some ancient beliefs, giving them the label "heretic" by orthodox Sunni Muslims. They consider themselves to be Kurdish, but their language is unintelligible to Kurds. The Turks also do not accept the Zaza-Alevi as part of their people. The Zaza people speak German at work, Turkish in their neighborhoods and Northern Zazaki at home.


Ministry Obstacles

Because of being rejected and set apart, the Zaza-Alevi tend to be protective of their language and culture. This is a wall that believers will have trouble penetrating.


Do you know what it's like to not fit in? The Zaza-Alevi people living in Germany do. They consider themselves Muslims but have retained some ancient beliefs, giving them the label "heretic" by orthodox Sunni Muslims.
Outreach Ideas

The JESUS Film is available in Northern Zazaki, the heart language of the Zaza. German churches can reach out and help the Zaza learn German, enroll their children in schools and settle into their new country.


Prayer Focus

There may be few if any Christian believers among the Zaza-Alevi of Germany. If there are, pray that the Lord would bring them together under the banner of Christ. Pray that the Lord would convict the hearts of the Zaza of their need of the only Savior and his forgiveness. Ask the Lord to raise up disciples among the Zaza-Alevi of Germany in this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Zaza-Alevi in Germany.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-04-02
People Name General Zaza-Alevi
People Name in Country Zaza-Alevi
Pronunciation ZAH-zah AH-lah-wye
Population this Country 30,000
Population all Countries 258,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Alevi; Kirmandz; Kurd; Northern Zaza
People ID 10252
ROP3 Code 100225
Country Germany
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Many major cities   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Germany
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Many major cities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Map of Zaza-Alevi in Germany

Primary Language:  Zazaki, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2018)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Gospel videos General / Other
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Zazaki, Northern Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Müge Yildiz - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: Joshua Project, Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more