• PEOPLE NAME: YEZIDI KURDS OF IRAQ

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Kurd

Language: Northern Kurdish - (kmr)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Iraq

Also found in: Armenia

Population: 200,000

Global Population: 242,000


PEID: 48854

ROP: 116305

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Yezidi Kurds of Iraq, numbering 200,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Kurd people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 242,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Northern Kurdish. The primary religion practiced by the Yezidi Kurds is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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