Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Azerbaijani

Language: Qashqa'i - (qxq)

Alternate Name(s): Ghashghai, Kashkai

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 2,030,000

Global Population: 2,030,000

PEID: 24203

ROP: 108219

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Qashqai of Iran, numbering 2,030,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Azerbaijani people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Iran. Their primary language is Qashqa'i. The primary religion practiced by the Qashqai 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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