Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Kurd

Language: Dimli (individual language) - (diq)

Alternate Name(s): Dimli Kurd

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Türkiye

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Population: 1,780,000

Global Population: 1,780,000

PEID: 46644

ROP: 102613

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Southern Zaza of Türkiye, numbering 1,780,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kurd people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Türkiye. Their primary language is Dimli (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Southern Zaza 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.

Bible Translations: Available

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Radio Broadcast: Not Available