• PEOPLE NAME: BAKHTIARI OF IRAN

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Luri-Bakhtiari

Language: Bakhtiari - (bqi)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 1,000,000

Global Population: 1,000,000


PEID: 24146

ROP: 100819

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Bakhtiari of Iran, numbering 1,000,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Luri-Bakhtiari people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Iran. Their primary language is Bakhtiari. The primary religion practiced by the Bakhtiari 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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