Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Lari - (lrl)

Alternate Name(s): Lari

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 129,000

Global Population: 129,000

PEID: 24183

ROP: 105652

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Larestani of Iran, numbering 129,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Iran. Their primary language is Lari. The primary religion practiced by the Larestani 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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