PEID: 24134

ROP: 100096

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Azerbaijani

Language: South Azerbaijani - (azb)

Alternate Name(s): Afshar

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

Also found in: Afghanistan

Population: 200,000

Global Population: 212,000

PEID: 24134

ROP: 100096

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Afshari of Iran, numbering 200,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Azerbaijani people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 212,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is South Azerbaijani. The primary religion practiced by the Afshari 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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