Khinalug in Azerbaijan

The Khinalug have only been reported in Azerbaijan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Khinalug people have lived for many centuries in one village situated high in the mountains of Azerbaijan, near the Sahdag Peak in the Quba district. Xinaliq village is located seventy km by road southwest of Quba town. It is has an elevation of 2,500 m above sea level.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.

For Khinalug, the most important purposes were family life, communication within the village, and gaining prestige among others in the village. A secondary purpose for Khinalug, especially among women, was religious activity. Men are mostly concerned with making money.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The people of Xinaliq village are Sunni Muslim. The residents said that Islam plays an important role in the life of the village.


What Are Their Needs?

The Khinalug people need to accept the warm embrace of the only Savior so they can enjoy spiritually meaningful lives.


Prayer Points

Pray for the authority of Christ to bind hindering spiritual forces to lead the Khinalug from darkness to light.

Pray for signs and wonders among them and for great breakthroughs with a rapid multiplication of disciples and house churches.

Pray for bold workers who are driven by the love of the Holy Spirit to go to them.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Khinalug, Ketsh Khalkh in Azerbaijan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-09-19
People Name General Khinalug
People Name in Country Khinalug, Ketsh Khalkh
Natural Name Khinalug
Population this Country 4,700
Population all Countries 4,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ketsh Khalkh
People ID 12660
ROP3 Code 104944
Country Azerbaijan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Quba district: Khinalugh village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Azerbaijan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Quba district: Khinalugh village..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Khinalugh (4,700 speakers)
Language Code kjj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Khinalugh (4,700 speakers)
Language Code kjj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Khinalugh

Primary Language:  Khinalugh

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.42 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.50 %
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 Fariz Abasov 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more