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PEID: 24220

ROP: 109766

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Talysh

Language: Talysh - (tly)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

Also found in: Azerbaijan

Population: 149,000

Global Population: 282,000

PEID: 24220

ROP: 109766

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Talysh of Iran, numbering 149,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Talysh people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 282,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Talysh. The primary religion practiced by the Talysh 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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