• PEOPLE NAME: PERSIANS OF IRAN

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PEID: 24197

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 - Shia

Country: Iran

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

Population: 38,960,000

Global Population: 41,729,300


PEID: 24197

ROP: 107987

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity


Overview: The Persians of Iran, numbering 38,960,000, 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 Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.


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