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PEID: 11704

ROP: 105458

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Kurd

Language: Northern Kurdish - (kmr)

Alternate Name(s): Northern Kurd

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Iraq

Also found in: Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; France; Georgia; Germany; Iran; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Netherlands; Russia; Syria; Türkiye; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 4,150,000

Global Population: 16,623,800

PEID: 11704

ROP: 105458

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Behdini of Iraq, numbering 4,150,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kurd people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 16,623,800 in 23 countries. Their primary language is Northern Kurdish. The primary religion practiced by the Behdini is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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