• AFFINITY BLOC: PERSIAN-MEDIAN


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 183

Population: 174,456,300

Unreached people groups: 179

UPG population: 174,271,900

Unengaged UPGs: 78

UUPG population: 21,280,100

Number of clusters: 11

Number of countries: 44

 

Overview: The Persian-Median bloc of peoples stretches from Turkey to Pakistan, including The peoples of the Persian-Median affinity bloc all speak related languages that have their origins some 3,500 years ago. Many of these peoples, such as the Persians, the Pashtun in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Kurds in Iraq, Iran and Turkey, are much in the news today. Historically, they have been very important.

People clusters: Aimaq; Baloch; Domari; Kurd; Luri-Bakhtiari; Nuristan; Parsee; Pashtun; Persian; Tajik; Talysh

Countries where they are found: Afghanistan; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; China; Denmark; Egypt; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; India; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Libya; Malaysia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Oman; Pakistan; Qatar; Russia; Saudi Arabia; Sri Lanka; Syria; Tajikistan; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Yemen


People groups: 183

Population: 174,456,300

Unreached people groups: 179

UPG population: 174,271,900

Unengaged UPGs: 78

UUPG population: 21,280,100

Number of clusters: 11

Number of countries: 44