• PEOPLE NAME: PERSIANS OF IRAQ

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PEID: 11719

ROP: 107987

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Iranian Persian - (pes)

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Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Iraq

Also found in: Afghanistan; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Iran; Italy; Kuwait; Malaysia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Oman; Pakistan; Qatar; Syria; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Yemen

Population: 80,000

Global Population: 41,729,300


PEID: 11719

ROP: 107987

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Persians of Iraq, numbering 80,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 41,729,300 in 28 countries. Their primary language is Iranian Persian. The primary religion practiced by the Persians is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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