• PEOPLE NAME: MANDAEANS OF IRAN

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PEID: 24188

ROP: 106221

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Assyrian / Aramaic

Language: Iranian Persian - (pes)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Iran

Also found in: Iraq

Population: 10,500

Global Population: 15,500


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 10,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Assyrian / Aramaic people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 15,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Iranian Persian. The primary religion practiced by the Mandaeans is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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