• PEOPLE NAME: PERSIANS OF TURKEY

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PEID: 24581

ROP: 107987

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Iranian Persian - (pes)

Alternate Name(s): Iranian

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Turkey

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; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Yemen;

Population: 63,000

Global Population: 41,472,700


PEID: 24581

ROP: 107987

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 4


Overview: The Persians of Turkey, numbering 63,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 41,472,700 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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