• PEOPLE NAME: PERSIANS OF UZBEKISTAN

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PEID: 24309

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: Uzbekistan

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

Population: 39,500

Global Population: 41,655,200


PEID: 24309

ROP: 107987

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Persians of Uzbekistan, numbering 39,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 41,655,200 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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