Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Assyrian / Aramaic

Language: Iranian Persian - (pes)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Iran

Also found in: Iraq; United States

Population: 11,000

Global Population: 45,600

PEID: 24188

ROP: 106221

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Mandaeans of Iran, numbering 11,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Assyrian / Aramaic people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 45,600 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Iranian Persian. The primary religion practiced by the Mandaeans is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Available