• PEOPLE NAME: KHALAJ OF IRAN

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PEID: 24171

ROP: 104882

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Azerbaijani

Language: Khalaj - (klj)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 51,000

Global Population: 51,000


PEID: 24171

ROP: 104882

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Khalaj of Iran, numbering 51,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Azerbaijani people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Iran. Their primary language is Khalaj. The primary religion practiced by the Khalaj 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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