Language:  Persian, Iranian

Population of Groups Speaking

42,403,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

44

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Jew, Persian United States 65,000 132,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parsee Tajikistan 2,700 153,000 Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian United Arab Emirates 319,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 6
 Persian Afghanistan 678,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.12 % 0.10 % 14
 Persian Azerbaijan 1,500 42,335,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian Australia 61,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.80 % 0.70 % 1
 Persian Austria 15,000 42,335,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Belgium 13,000 42,335,000 Islam 2.00 % 1.60 % 1
 Persian Denmark 22,000 42,335,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Finland 14,000 42,335,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Bahrain 226,000 42,335,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 5
 Persian Bangladesh 800 42,335,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian Canada 146,000 42,335,000 Islam 13.00 % 10.00 % -
 Persian Cyprus 1,400 42,335,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Persian France 65,000 42,335,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Persian Germany 99,000 42,335,000 Islam 4.00 % 4.00 % -
 Persian India 7,600 42,335,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian Italy 7,300 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Japan 50,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Greece 1,100 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Persian China, Hong Kong 800 42,335,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Persian Iran 38,142,000 42,335,000 Islam 2.60 % 0.40 % 763
 Persian Iraq 486,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 10
 Persian Kuwait 55,000 42,335,000 Islam 3.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Netherlands 4,500 42,335,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Norway 24,000 42,335,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Persian New Zealand 3,400 42,335,000 Islam 2.00 % 1.40 % 1
 Persian Kazakhstan 5,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Oman 72,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Persian Malaysia 42,000 42,335,000 Islam 3.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Persian Pakistan 11,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian Qatar 284,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Persian Russia 3,800 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Spain 2,700 42,335,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Sweden 44,000 42,335,000 Islam 8.00 % 6.00 % -
 Persian United Kingdom 48,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Saudi Arabia 243,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 5
 Persian Syria 56,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Tajikistan 600 42,335,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian Turkey 690,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 14
 Persian Turkmenistan 16,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian United States 317,000 42,335,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 6
 Persian Uzbekistan 34,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Yemen 22,000 42,335,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
  Totals:  44           41     861
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Azerbaijani Kyrgyzstan 21,000 10,046,000 Islam 1.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Judeo-Persian Iran 9,700 132,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Koroshi Iran 400 400 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji Kyrgyzstan 16,000 15,960,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mandaean Iran 24,000 69,000 Other / Small 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parsee Iran 28,000 153,000 Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sayyid India 7,866,000 14,530,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 157
 Shaikh India 85,886,000 223,464,000 Islam 0.00 % 1718
  Totals:  8           8     1,881

Language Alternate Names
Abadani
Ajamic
Bandari
Esfahani
Farsi, Western
Ketabi
Mahalhamadani
Mashadi (Meshed)
Meshed
New Persian
Old Shirazi
Parsi
Persian
Shahrudi Kazeruni
Shirazjahromi
Tehrani
West Persian
Western
Western Farsi
Yazdi

Dialects
Araki
Basseri
Farsi
Hamadani
Isfahani
Jahromi
Kashani
Kazeruni
Kermani
Mahallati
Mashadi
Qazvini
Sedehi
Shahrudi
Shirazi
Zott

Dialect Alternate Names
Farsi, Western
Farsi: Zott
Irani
Meshed
Tieng Farsi

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1546-1965
New Testament 1815-1979
Complete Bible 1845-2014
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Resource Link
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 0 - The Savior Trailer
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video Zume Project - Making Multiplying Disciples
General Got Questions Ministry
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: New Millenium Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Persian Old Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Today's Farsi
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets


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