• PEOPLE NAME: NORTHERN TATI OF IRAN

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Talysh

Language: Karingani - (kgn)

Alternate Name(s): Karingani

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 45,500

Global Population: 45,500


PEID: 49336

ROP: 103727

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: No Evangelicals, Churches or Resources


Overview: The Northern Tati of Iran, numbering 45,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Talysh people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Iran. Their primary language is Karingani. The primary religion practiced by the Northern Tati 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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