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PEID: 6438

ROP: 107901

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Parsee

Language: Gujarati - (guj)

Alternate Name(s): Parsee, Fasli, Kadini, Shahenshahi, Shahinshahi, Zardasht, Zarrushti

Primary Religion: Other Religions - Zorastrianism

Country: Sri Lanka

Also found in: India; United Kingdom

Population: 2,600

Global Population: 74,200

PEID: 6438

ROP: 107901

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Parsi of Sri Lanka, numbering 2,600, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Parsee people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 74,200 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Gujarati. The primary religion practiced by the Parsi is Zoroastrianism, a religion and philosphy based on the teachings of the Persian prophet Zoroaster. Zoroastrians believe there is one universal and transcendent God, Ahura Mazda.

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