• PEOPLE NAME: PERSIANS OF CANADA

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Iranian Persian - (pes)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Canada

Also found in: Afghanistan; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belgium; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Italy; Kuwait; Malaysia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Oman; Pakistan; Qatar; South Korea; Syria; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Yemen

Population: 278,000

Global Population: 32,552,900


PEID: 43458

ROP: 107987

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Persians of Canada, numbering 278,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 32,552,900 in 31 countries. Their primary language is Iranian Persian. The primary religion practiced by the Persians 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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