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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: Other Religions - Zoroastrianism

Country: Austria

Also found in: Afghanistan; Armenia; Australia; 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; Uzbekistan; Yemen

Population: 16,500

Global Population: 41,829,300

PEID: 34

ROP: 107987

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Persians of Austria, numbering 16,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 41,829,300 in 29 countries. Their primary language is Iranian Persian. The primary religion practiced by the Persians is Zoroastrianism, a religion and philosphy based on the teachings of the Persian prophet Zoroaster. Zoroastrians believe there is one universal and transcendent God, Ahura Mazda.

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