• PEOPLE NAME: PERSIAN OF NEW ZEALAND

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PEID: 9630

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: New Zealand

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

Population: 400

Global Population: 41,623,700


PEID: 9630

ROP: 107987

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Persian of New Zealand, numbering 400, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 41,623,700 in 28 countries. Their primary language is Iranian Persian. The primary religion practiced by the Persian 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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