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PEID: 46633

ROP: 105458

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Kurd

Language: Northern Kurdish - (kmr)

Alternate Name(s): Kurmanji speakers

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Iran

Also found in: Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; France; Georgia; Germany; Iraq; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Netherlands; Russia; Syria; Türkiye; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan

Population: 560,000

Global Population: 16,623,800

PEID: 46633

ROP: 105458

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Northern Kurds of Iran, numbering 560,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Kurd people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 16,623,800 in 23 countries. Their primary language is Northern Kurdish. The primary religion practiced by the Northern Kurds is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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